Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 9, 2012

Big Sur Part 1: Highlights

Big Sur is known for dramatic coastal landscapes and beaches, condors, whales, otters, and wildflowers.

When you look on a map it is not always clear where or what Big Sur is?  Some would say its a state of mind.  Practically, Big Sur is not a specific place but rather the stretch of California coast from south of Carmel to about San Simeon along highway one and stretching inland 13 to 20 miles.  Here are the some of the highlights with links and useful websites.  If you drive highway one, plan lots of time as it is a slow and twisty road with many scenic views and pullouts.

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Highlights of Big Sur (traveling from North to South along Highway One)

To see a list of useful websites for visiting Big Sur and Natural History resources websites and books for the area go to  Big Sur Part 2: Visiting, Natural History and Photography


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