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California Highway 1 to Big Sur

Rocky Point 9

I could not agree with Ana more when it comes to how lucky we are to be living in California. The temperate weather and all the amazing places you can visit within a few hours drive, especially around the San Francisco Bay Area, makes it ideal for all the adventurous spirits. I drove my family to Big Sur on Saturday to check out Point Lobos, Bixby Bridge and McWay Falls by Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the coast while living in the bay area is that the scenery can be enjoyed to the fullest during the colder weather because of the lack of fog. So if you’re planning to soak in the beautiful view of the Pacific coast or even the Golden Gate Bridge, be sure to check the weather!

We made our first stop at Point Lobos State National Reserve for a short walk along the trail and although we didn’t get to make it to China Cove this time, I was happy to run into a crowd of sea lions. After, we drove a few more miles down Highway 1 to grab lunch at a cliffside restaurant with a beautiful view called Rocky Point; they served the best complimentary garlic bread!

My brother and I spent some time after lunch exploring a little “trail” just below the restaurant to check out the view from a different cliff. I stood over the ledge trying to capture the breathtaking view in front of me and my heart was pounding as I tried to keep my balance against the strong winds and the sound of crashing waves.

Our last stop took us over the famous Bixby Bridge to the McWay Falls located just across the road from Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Unlike the last time I was there last summer, the tiny waterfall was clearly visible and all the colors of the water.

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Rocky Point 1

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4 Comments

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    Robyn
    April 12, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    I’m so in love with the colours in these photographs! It looks like a stunning journey!

    Robyn
    http://www.thetechgypsy.com

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    Vera
    April 17, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Wow, that seems like a wonderful place. I love how the waves break into the rock, it is so beautiful! And your photos are awesome! Have a nice day,
    Vera

    The Flash Window | Bloglovin

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    Eden
    April 18, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    These photos are gorgeous! Unfortunately when I went it was foggy, but you lucked out with beautiful blue skies :)

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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    Naomi
    May 17, 2015 at 12:11 AM

    STUNNING shots! You’re definitely lucky to be living in California. I drove down the PCH last year and good lord, the point lobos state reserve & big sure are two of my new favorite places in this world. Just stumbled upon your blog and I’m excited to read more about your travels!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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