Route 1 - Big Sur Coast Highway

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  • Looking North on California's Route 1

    The blue Pacific Ocean surges gently against the green and gold mountains of the California coastline on the Big Sur Scenic Byway.

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  • Waves Crashing Against the Rocks

    Pacific Ocean waves crash against rocks near Julia Burns Pfeiffer State Park.

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  • Road near Julia Burns Pfeiffer State Park

    California Route 1 winds though the mountains near Julia Burns Pfeiffer State Park.

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  • Looking South on Route One

    Clouds and airplane contrails create patterns in the sky above the Pacific Ocean coastline.

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  • Lookout Point View on Route 1

    Fog rises up off the Pacific Ocean at a lookout point near Julia Burns Pfeiffer State Park.

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  • Kirk Creek Campground

    A brightly-colored tent near the ocean in the Kirk Creek Campground provides a base from which to enjoy the view.

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  • Sand Dollar Picnic Area and Beach

    Yellow flowers grace your way as you walk downstairs to Sand Dollar Beach.

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  • Waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

    A small waterfall falls from a rocky cleft to a sandy beach at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

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  • Big Sur Coastline Cliffs

    An intriguing arch striped by white lines has been carved out by the Pacific's constant activity.

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  • Lovely Cove at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

    Turquoise water, sandy beach and rocky outcroppings give just a glimpse of Big Sur's appeal.

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  • Andrew Molera State Park

    A coastal tree shades sandy terrain along the Big Sur Coast Highway.

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  • Hurricane Point

    Hurricane Point on the Big Sur Highway offers a splendid view of the deep azure waters and grand mountainsides of the Pacific coastline in spring.

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  • Distant View of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

    Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is a great spot for a relaxing afternoon picnic.

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  • Limekiln Falls

    At the base of 100-foot tall Limekiln Falls, water sprays out over greenery-covered rocks. In the spring there are running streams and ferns everywhere.

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  • Limekiln Falls

    This 100-foot split-stream fall is one of the many beautiful sights in Limekiln State Park

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  • Between Big Sur and San Luis Obispo on Highway 1

    An overcast sky makes for a dramatic oceanside scene on the Pacific coastline.

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  • A Cloudy Seaside View

    Seaside cliffs fade into a cloudy background along Big Sur Coast Highway.

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  • Coastline Looking Toward Pebble Beach on Big Sur Coast Highway

    This shot shows coastline looking toward Pebble Beach.

  • Pounding the Shoreline

    A couple watches the surf pound the rocks on 17 Mile Drive near Carmel.

  • Surf Splashing Rocks and Folks Near Pebble Beach

    Surf splashes both rocks and people near Pebble Beach.

  • A Lone Cypress

    A lone cypress stands on 17 Mile Drive near the Pacific Coast Highway.

  • Walkers on the Big Sur Coast's Highway 1

    The sun shines and the fog is just beginning to rise as walkers stroll along the Big Sur Coast Highway.

  • Visitors Enjoy the Touch Pool Exhibit

    Children and adults dangle fingers to touch marine wildlife at the Touch Pool Exhibit at Monterey Aquarium.

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  • Route 116 Meets Highway 1

    Fog begins to engulf the highway.

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  • Junction of Route 1 with Route 116

    Route 1 meets Route 116 on a foggy afternoon.

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  • Luminous Jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Visitors are silhouetted against fluorescent jellyfish in the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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  • Brown Pelican at the Harbor

    Birds make interesting neighbors at this marina.

  • Cove at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

    Turquoise waters wash ashore at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park along the Pacific Coast in California.

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  • Streaming Light in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

    Sunlight streams through a canopy of trees in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

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  • Inside the Henry Miller Memorial Library

    Customers browse the books and other materials offered for sale and browsing at the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur.

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  • Bust of John Steinbeck in Monterey

    A bronze bust and memorial plaque to John Steinbeck, author of Cannery Row and other novels set in Monterey, Big Sur and the California coast, stands in Monterey.

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