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Big Sur Coastline

Big Sur is a stretch of coastline in Central California. Stretching approximately 90 miles north to south, the rugged coastline is famous for its coastal views. Although there are no specific boundaries, the coastline stretches from approximately just south of Carmel in the north to Ragged Point in the South.

The coastline is traversed by Highway 1, and as the highway curves along the rugged mountains many deep canyons are spanned by historic bridges. In addition to Highway 1, several lesser known roads penetrate east into the rugged mountains of the Los Padres National Forest. These roads, including Nacimiento-Ferguson and Plaskett-Ridge Road, plunge deep into the National Forest, with many locations providing stunning views from high above the coastline.