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Awesome views. Its a must stop on way to big sur. Plenty of space to park the car and take... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Stunning view!

If you're in the Monterey area you need to drive down Highway 1 and see this spot - if you're... read more

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This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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All reviews north side both sides take pictures be careful dirt road pull over coastal drive worth a stop road trip vista point amazing views enjoy the view along highway the cliff san francisco parking area california coast
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome views. Its a must stop on way to big sur. Plenty of space to park the car and take photographs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank avecdce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in the Monterey area you need to drive down Highway 1 and see this spot - if you're debating driving up or down route one as part of your road trip DO IT!! It's fantastic. Bixby Bridge was beautiful when we got there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CatCadwallader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit when in the area. There's plenty of places to park the car on the roadside. Pretty crowded though. The bridge looks amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bence23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous viewpoint for photos. There is room to park both sides of the highway. Need to be careful if you have young kids as there are no rails around the areas where you take your photos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trixie70
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Stopped here when driving south from Carmel down Highway 1 to the Big Sur coastline. The overlook stopping point is a great place to take a photo with the bridge in the background and mountains/ocean as backdrop. Definitely recommend making the stop for a least...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

One of the most scenic backdrops I’ve ever seen! Just gorgeous. The bridge and water views are worth stopping!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daydream537751
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

An amazing drive. I was a passenger so very fortunate to be able to take all the views in. Bixby bridge is an well worth the stop, if only for 5 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M M
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Everyone has seen pictures of this bridge that was one of the first built on Highway 1 south of Carmel. If you want to see it, plan on really tough parking and traffic jams rivaling 'bear jams' in the National Parks. You can only get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived only an hour’s drive from Big Sur for almost forty years. For thee decades, it was so uncrowded, I felt it was my own. It was a spiritual place where I came to recharge. No longer. No matter the day of the week...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

If you're staying in Monterey or Carmel, you should do yourself a favor and take the drive down to Bixby Bridge. It's an Iconic bridge that you've probably seen dozens of photos of or in movies and tv shows. It's quite spectacular and beautiful and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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September 10, 2018|
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Response from UCLAgirl | Reviewed this property |
Highway 1 is completely open now. No matter the direction you drive from you can access the bridge and all of Big Sur.
June 20, 2018|
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Response from 1Ming | Reviewed this property |
Yes the bridge remains open. It is the part above San Simeon that is closed. we stayed over there to see the elephant seals, then went back on the inland highway to detour around the closure to get to big Sur.
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Rawa13 | Reviewed this property |
If that’s the case, avoid route 1 as much as possible. You could even go a bit south of Big Sur and then come north using Route 1. The advantage is the north-bound route 1 is on the side of mountains (as opposed to cliffs... More