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

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rachealmartinez
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Florida
Drive along highway nr 1

Jawdropping views and colours with blooming flowers Road blocked due to a massive landslide at Big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leengysen
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Leuven, Belgium
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This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“north side” (31 reviews)
“both sides” (25 reviews)
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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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"north side"
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"an engineering marvel"
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"both sides"
in 25 reviews
"take pictures"
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"dirt road"
in 22 reviews
"pull over"
in 12 reviews
"coastal drive"
in 10 reviews
"road trip"
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"vista point"
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"worth a stop"
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"amazing views"
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"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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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank rachealmartinez
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank leengysen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Jennessyhennessy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank SunnyOnTheGo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in California recently and rode down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to LA. Being from the East coast, we have plenty of shore line, but NOTHING like the West coast! OMG I just adore that rocky coast line, the mountains, the tiny...More

Thank P636TTsusans
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first stop of the day was at Bixby Creek Bridge, the iconic bridge that spans a major gorge and marks the unofficial entrance into Big Sur. Despite the bridge's inclusion in Big Little Lies, you realize that it would never make any sense for...More

Thank TheBoilerDude
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited around the sunset, amazing iconic views. Parked at the north end of the bridge. It is bigger and taller than it looks.

Thank elturcogrande
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the bridge before going to Fernwood Campground in Big Sur. The view was amazing! It was very windy so dress warm. Be mindful of the traffic when parking or leaving. Definitely worth pulling over and taking photos!

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the popular tv series the bridge is having a renewed youth. However, the parking site gives not much more spaces for staying more than 5 mins.

Thank arce69zamora
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Jessica R
8 August 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
18 May 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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Barbara B
25 February 2017|
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Response from Ajay h | Reviewed this property |
just check the caltrain website for Highway 1 closure before you start.. based on the reports in local media, some portion will remain closed for few months because of damage to bridge.. so definitely you can not do... More
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