A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Abalone Cove Vista Point

Abalone Cove Vista Point is a paved highway turnout on the west side of Highway 1 marked by large "Vista Point" highway signs. I don't know where the name "Abalone Cove" comes from, but the vista point is directly above a small and very scenic cove.

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Highway 1 at Abalone Cove Vista Point
Abalone Cove from the vista point