"Drive Hwy 1" Top 5 Page for this destination Monterey Things to Do Tip by KimberlyAnn

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  Hwy 1 South of Monterey
by KimberlyAnn

Take a drive south along Hwy 1 and enjoy the wonderful vistas. The views along this steep Big Sur coast are spectacular. Stop at the turnoffs, take a hike down to the ocean or along the top of the ridge. Watch the surf far below as it churns and splashes against the rocks which jut up above the swells of the waves. Look out across the ocean, you may be lucky enough to see the spouts of whales, or a sea otter smashing a clam on his belly. On one of our hikes down to the ocean below, we sat on a small sandy beach and watched a large surf roaring onto the sand. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!!!! For more information on driving the Big Sur area of highway 1, visit my Big Sur, One of My Favorite Places pages.

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  • Updated May 30, 2005
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