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Big Little Lies Photo Op!

Having loved Big Little Lies we just had to get to the Bixby Bridge for a photo op. The drive was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Suzesilb
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Orlando, Florida
Breathtaking- BUT Beware

The scenery is magnificent. However, beware the road is extremely narrow and if you go from San... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
snivsl
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Montreal, Canada
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This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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"north side"
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"an engineering marvel"
in 9 reviews
"both sides"
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"take pictures"
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"dirt road"
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"pull over"
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"coastal drive"
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"road trip"
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"vista point"
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"worth a stop"
in 14 reviews
"amazing views"
in 18 reviews
"san francisco"
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"the cliff"
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"along highway"
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"enjoy the view"
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"parking area"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having loved Big Little Lies we just had to get to the Bixby Bridge for a photo op. The drive was amazing and the pics are some of our favorites. You need to pull over on the south side of the bridge (western side) for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is magnificent. However, beware the road is extremely narrow and if you go from San Francisco towards LA you are driving on the side with a steep drop as opposed to next to the mountain. Also, IMPORTANT there is not too much traffic...More

Thank snivsl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tremendous feat of engineering and the views are to die for. Decent amount of parking on the north side. Worth a stop, albeit a fairly brief one

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This spot caps the beauty of Highway 1 along with pacific ocean. Those with fear of heights will have a thrilling ride going over this bridge (if they are not driving, of course).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not afraid of heights, but beware if you are. Unbelievable views. Gorgeous scenery and wonderful photo ops. The bridge is classic. A must see along the PCH.

1  Thank maryaling
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's terrifiying if you're scared of heights, but it's an awesome and beautiful view. Definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Jawdropping views and colours with blooming flowers Road blocked due to a massive landslide at Big Sur so check out TranCal for updates

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Great place to spot and enjoy all the beautiful scenery. Honestly breathtaking views. We went out there and I took my son and he really enjoyed all the hiking and was surprised by the history of the bridge.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Beautiful and free. Parking does sometimes become difficult as it is limited. I did not hike down to the bottom but did remain at the top and took some fantastic photos. I always love driving this stretch of Highway 1.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Excellent view points for taking photographs of the bridge. Beware when driving the road it can be a bit 'hairy' in places. Especially when someone is coming the other way in their 'Town Tractors'.

Thank antis
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IndianaTravelmom
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
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Jessica R
August 8, 2017|
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Response from lfabian47 | Reviewed this property |
Need to approach from the north, but it's not a very long drive from Carmel by the Sea and it's a pretty drive with lots of pull outs
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Jessica B
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Gul K | Reviewed this property |
You can always have a turn around. It's worth watching though
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