I know I have mentioned this before, I have found beauty in almost every state I have ever visited. However, if I ever had to move from the beautiful state of Utah, California would be my next choice!
I'm showing you scenic views along the coastal HWY 1 between Big Sur and Carmel, CA. If you take the drive it's about 1 hour. However, you will likely add another hour or two if you take the time to stop and enjoy the views or do a little coastal hiking!
In this section of HWY 1, you will come across the famous Bixby Bridge. Big Sur itself has lots of hiking and camping up in and around the big massive beautiful sequoia tree's.
If you like to run, I highly recommend the Big Sur International Marathon, as you'll get a first hand view on foot as you run 26.2 miles along this exact sections of the coast.
As you come up to Carmel, and the Monterey area you will find lots of parks, and beaches. You can also visit Lovers Point Park, which is one of the only spots on the West Coast that you can watch the sunrise come up across the coast in the morning.
There are lots of sights and stunning views and things to do along this section of the California coast. If you are ever visiting the area, I highly recommend you take the drive and spend a little time sight seeing. It's definitely more than worth it!
Have you taken the Coastal drive in this section of California before?
What are your favorite Coastal drives to take?