San Francisco to Big Sur
Our journey began in San Francisco, Pacific Coastal Highway Drive Begins – San Francisco. This leisurely drive turned adventurous after passing the coastal cities of Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel. Every part of this exhilarating drive offered interesting sites; from a 1,000-foot climb into the coastal redwood forest to the narrow shoulders and sharp drop-offs of the gripping mountainside roads. This portion of our journey took us about 5 hours with frequent stops to admire the vistas and to photograph the beauty that is the Pacific. This area is designated as an all American road and is among the United States most scenic drives.
Big Sur California
About 120 miles south of San Francisco this dramatic yet enchanting stretch of beauty is certainly one of the most romantic and relaxing destinations in California. Though there are a few pits stops there are no true towns. Big Sur is predominately known as a 90-mile stretch of coastline.
Please enjoy these scenic photos that we took to share with you. Come back tomorrow to view the next post in this Pacific Coast Highway trip.