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Amazing new perspective on the ocean in Big Sur! It took us a little over an hour to drive the 10... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Madison S
Gardnerville, Nevada
Take a Coast up 1

From the Worlds largest green forest to awesome peak views. Breath taking views, the ride up the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
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Big Sur, CA
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Amazing new perspective on the ocean in Big Sur! It took us a little over an hour to drive the 10 miles (but we made quite a few stops to take pictures and stand in wonder of the huge redwoods overgrowing into the road). And...More

5  Thank Madison S
Reviewed 30 June 2015

From the Worlds largest green forest to awesome peak views. Breath taking views, the ride up the coast is a don't miss. Big Sur and Highway One Winners. Take the trip that rivals any in view.

2  Thank Umbear
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Narrow, windy unpaved road through most amazing scenery- redwood forests, mountains, ocean view. Make sure driver- and passengers-have nerves of steel!

2  Thank Claire H
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Spiritual. Old giants have their own energy to share. Unforgettable peace and tranquility. My second favorite place to be.

1  Thank Meg S
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Big Sur Is wonderful. It gets in your blood, like no other place on earth. From the crashing waves far below on rocks, to the hikes under the redwood trees, Big Sur is magic! The Old Coast Road follows an old road, that was made...More

1  Thank 4duffy2
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The art galleries, view and food. A very unique combination. The galleries have a combination of beautiful glass work, woodwork, jewelry, unusual bird houses, pottery, something for everyone!

4  Thank kate1947
Reviewed 30 May 2015

My wife and daughter along with a couple of our friends and I drove the Old Coast Road on Memorial Day weekend. We took our Toyota 4wd's and had a blast. The road is not technical but is rutted and recommend airing down for a...More

1  Thank Brad C
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Came across this by Bixby bridge and decided to try it with a sedan as it appeared to be freshly graded. It was one of the highlights of the area but not for the faint at heart if you are driving a sedan. Lots of...More

3  Thank Keith L
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

We drove from North to South on Highway 1 through Big Sur, and it was amazing. However, on the trip back north, we decided to take the Old Coastal Route, starting near Molera State Park. It's a dirt road that runs 12 miles, and it...More

6  Thank luvvacations83
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Be ready to turn off Highway 1 onto the Old Coast Road right at Bixby Bridge. Just a short distance down this dirt road offers fabulous bonus views of Bixby Bridge, turn around there or - KEEP GOING! We drove the whole loop and it...More

2  Thank Amanda W
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Sandy L
29 August 2015|
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Response from Realtor44 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure you may Mt. bike. I did not nor did I see anyone else that day.
Amnesty W
27 May 2015|
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Response from Dooz85 | Reviewed this property |
If come from the north entrance right before you come to the private property boundary there are a couple sites on the right that I have checked out before and see people staying at.