PHOTOS: Driving California's Big Sur Coast From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again. Budget Travel Saturday, Feb 1, 2014, 6:00 PM Photo of the beautiful California coast of Big Sur along California Highway 1. (Robert Cooley/Dreamstime.com) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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PHOTOS: Driving California's Big Sur Coast

From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again.

  • Photo of the beautiful California coast of Big Sur along Highway 1
  • Canoes on the Santa Cruz wharf
  • Pigeon Point Lighthouse on California coast
  • A California sea lion
  • The Lone Cypress Tree on the 17 Mile Drive in California
  • Aquarium in Monterey Bay California
  • Point Pinos Lighthouse at Monterey Bay, California
  • The Neptun pool, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California
  • Photo of Summer House, Hearst Castle, California, USA
  • Monterey Aquarium
  •   The California Coast -- Big Sur
  • Carmel beach, CA
  • Asilomar State Park, Ailomar, CA
  • Carmel, CA
  • Boats on Monterey Bay
  • Bixby Bridge spanning Rainbow Canyon, Monterey Peninsula
  • McWay Falls, Big Sur, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Photo of the beautiful California coast of Big Sur along California Highway 1.

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Canoes on the Santa Cruz Wharf.

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse on California coast.

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A California sea lion basks in the afternoon sun in the harbor.

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The Lone Cypress Tree on the legendary Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive in California.

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A tourist taking a picture under a large aquarium in Monterey Bay, California.

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Point Pinos Lighthouse at Monterey Bay, California.

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The Neptune pool at the famous Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.

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Summer House, Hearst Castle, California.

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Visitors take in the jellyfish exhibit at the Monterey Aquarium.

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California's Big Sur Coast.

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A view of a beautiful Carmel beach from behind the trees.

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Asilomar State Park in California.

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Beautiful ocean white beach with trail and tree in Carmel, California.

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Boats on beautiful Monterey Bay.

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View of the Big Sur coastline.

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McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

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