Route 1 - San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway

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  • Inspiring San Simeon Coastline

    The glassy waters of the Pacific reflect the morning sun on this portion of San Simeon's elephant seal viewing area.

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  • Elephant Seals at San Simeon

    Elephant seals bask and converse on the wet sand on the San Simeon's Elephant Seal Viewing Area.

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  • Stunning Ocean View in Los Padres National Forest

    Giant rocks jut from the deep blue Pacific in this view of the San Luis Obispo coastline.

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  • A Los Padres National Forest Morning

    A herd of cattle enjoys a clear morning among wildflowers and spectacular mountain views.

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  • Meandering San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway

    Every bend of the San Luis Obispo Highway is full of absurdly beautiful plunging cliffs and deep blue ocean views.

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  • San Luis Obispo Coastal Bridge

    A bridge spans deep blue Pacific waters during a peaceful day along San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway.

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  • Ragged Point Vista

    Clouds roll over deeply plummeting cliffs at Ragged Point Vista, just off of San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway.

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  • Windsurfer in Cayucos

    An adventurous windsurfer finds great waves near Cayucos.

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  • Downtown Cayucos

    Old facades and wagon wheels retain the Old West feel of Cayucos.

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  • A Four-Wheeler on the Grover Sand Dunes

    ATV-riding is a popular pastime on the Grover Sand Dunes.

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  • Montana Beach

    Waves splash onto the rocks at Montana Beach.

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  • Boats at Morro Bay

    Fishing boats are lined up at Morro Bay for the night.

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  • Fishing Boats in Morro Bay

    Fishermen spend the day on the calm blue waters of Morro Bay.

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  • Open Spaces in Paso

    A field of flowers extends to the hillside in Paso.

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  • Fishermen on Paso Lake

    Two men fish by boat in a small cove of Paso Lake.

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  • San Miguel Mission

    One of the most beautiful missions in California, the San Miguel Mission has had limited restoration but still remains in near perfect condition.

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  • A Sunset at Pismo Beach

    The outline of two fishing poles contrasts with the background of blue waves and orange sky.

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  • Horseback Riders on Pismo Beach

    A man and his son enjoy views of the sand and sea by horseback.

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  • The San Luis Obispo Tolosa Mission

    One of many famed missions in California, the San Luis Obispo Tolosa Mission is now used as a parish church.

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  • Christopher Cohan Center for Performing Arts

    Fine music and cultural events can be found at the Christopher Cohan Center for Performing Arts.

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  • Fremont Theater

    The neon lights of the famous Fremont Theater glow against a black night sky.

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  • Golfers in San Luis Obispo

    Golfers trek across a pristine golf course in San Luis Obispo.

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  • Veteran's Administration Building

    The architecture of this Atascadero building is only part of the significance.

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  • Tiger in the Atascadero Zoo

    Visitors can get up close to exotic animals in the Atascadero Zoo.

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  • Biking in Cambria

    Visitors enjoy a day of biking and sight-seeing in Cambria.

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  • Mainstreet in Cambria

    Restored buildings with old facades and neatly manicured walkways add to the charm of downtown Cambria.

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  • A Road Scene in Cambria

    This view of Burton Drive is a typical street scene in Cambria.

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  • Moonstone Beach

    Evening sets on Moonstone Beach in Cambria.

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  • Farmers' Market

    Locals and visitors peruse the abundant produce available in the San Luis Obispo area.