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Bixby Bridge

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.

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In the short 26 years I've had the great pleasure of living in the Monterey area, i have never found peace like I have, and still do find at bixby. It, much like its surroundings... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Monterey, California
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

In the short 26 years I've had the great pleasure of living in the Monterey area, i have never found peace like I have, and still do find at bixby. It, much like its surroundings is iconic of this beautiful area.

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Northumberland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The road along the Big Sur was largely closed due to the storms and the bridge at Pfieffer Creek collapsing, so we could not drive along Highway 1 as we had intended. we did however go south as far as Bixby Creek, which gives a really good impression of the way that the road clings to the edge of the... More 

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Lees Summit, Mo
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a fantastic bridge about 30 minutes south of Carmel. The drive to the bridge is great and the whole area is great.

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Red Bluff, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Easy to stop and look North or South at this most incredible view of the bridge and the coast. We were there on a very windy day so the white caps added to the dramatic and stunning view.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

While the bridge is an engineering marvel, the main attraction is the coastal highway and the rolling hils/mountains along the shore. You will enjoy this drive. take your time, get out of the car at the vista points and do a bit of hiking. And if you go in the very late afternoon, you'll treat yourself to a nice sunset.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

One of the best views along the Big Sur coastline. Get out of your car and take pictures of this gorgeous historic bridge.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Historic bridge with a vista point from where you can enjoy the view of the bridge and the ocean. If you're driving coming from Carmel the Bixby Bridge is the second one (the first one is also historic but not as impressive as the Bixby). It's worth a stop for a couple of minutes!

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Bixby Bridge and the ocean views around it are the highlights of the Hwy 1 in Big Sur. Get your camera ready!

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Lots of cars slowing down and trying to find parking spaces. The rocky coastline here is gorgeous in any type of weather - just different moods. Take time to enjoy the views.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This part of the coastal highway 1 is a gem. We found ourselves stopping every mile or so to take photos and short walks. The Bixby bridge is a great photo opportunity. You can see it in the new HBO series, Big Little Lies. They show the moms driving over it on the way to the kids' school.

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