California's Big Sur and Mountainous Coast Line

Endless sunshine, smooth roads with mountainous terrain either side and plenty of vista points dotted throughout to achieve the best perspectives across the pacific ocean and beyond, these scenic destinations boast much natural beauty, character and some incredible man-made structures too, making a road trip exploring California’s rugged coastline a truly memorable one.

Here are some postcards from the first part of our journey…wish you were here?

Santa Barbara Beach

On this trip we headed north of LA, travelling from Santa Barbara (pictured above) to Morro Bay, through Big Sur, to Carmel-By-the-Sea and then on to Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf.

The ancient Morro Rock and in the distance behind it stands the three towers of the Plant in Morro Bay, California.
California Route 1 views across the Pacific Ocean
Friends of the Elephant Seals Viewing Area, California
Views from California’s Route 1
California’s Pacific coast line and Big Sur
View from Nepenthe Restaurant’s dining terrace
View from Nepenthe Restaurant of trees in the Big Sur
California’s Big Sur
The sun sets in Carmel Bay, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Camp fires and picnics on the beach, Carmel Bay
The colourful Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California
Monterey’s busy harbour, California
Boats in Monterey Harbour, California

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