A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Carmel River Bridge

Carmel River Bridge is the arbitrarily-defined north end of the Big Sur region for the purpose of this Guide. This unremarkable concrete highway bridge occupies a location in this Guide not for its scenic value but only because many services for the visitor are near here. This location is a short distance south of Rio Road, where there is a large commercial area on the east side of Highway 1. The facilities and services listed here may be available in that shopping area or elsewhere in adjacent Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Activities, Facilities, and Services


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Highway 1 at Carmel River Bridge