"Big Sur: A Rare Gift" Top 5 Page for this destination Big Sur by richiecdisc
Big Sur Travel Guide: 307 reviews and 886 photos
Big Sur is more than a geographic region. It's a state of mind and in a state like California, the mind is capable of some amazing things. For many, this area is synonymous with the Pacific Coast Highway that runs from Ragged Point just south of the Monterrey County Line to Carmel, but restricting yourself to the asphalt is good way to miss much of what the spectacular chunk of coast has to offer.
While the road does snake its way around numerous precipitous cliff hugging bends, only the hurried or unadventurous are not drawn to walk to their edge or down below to the icy rough surf of blue. With numerous places to beach comb, walk on bluffs or through dense forest, and stop to smell the wildflowers, Big Sur is understandably popular with tourist and locals alike.
This sparsely populated area chuck full of state parks is a campers delight so take your time and let the salt air get in your hair, deep in your lungs, and into your soul. Big Sur is the rare gift of wondrous nature so close to civilization yet so far removed.
If you ever needed a car, this is the place though a hearty soul could bike it as well. Mass transit is next to... more travel advice
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