A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Bixby Creek Bridge / Coast Road (north end)

Bixby Creek Bridge is probably the most famous of Big Sur's Highway 1 bridges, and most observers consider it to be the most beautiful.

The north end of the Coast Road is located at the bridge's north end. This unpaved road travels inland, bypassing the mouths of Bixby Creek and the Little Sur River, crossing their canyons at higher elevations. A high-clearance vehicle is required, and a 4-wheel drive vehicle recommended. Before Bixby Creek Bridge and other parts of Highway 1 were completed, this route was the only road that reached the Big Sur Valley. The south end of the Coast Road is opposite the entrance to Andrew Molera State Park.


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Highway 1 at Bixby Creek Bridge
Bixby Creek Bridge Coast Road intersects Highway 1 at Bixby Creek Bridge US Postal Service postage stamp featuring Bixby Creek Bridge (2010)