A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Andrew Molera State Park / Coast Road (south end)

Andrew Molera State Park is the Big Sur region's largest state park, though much of its area is accessible only to hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians who use the park's miles of trails. This park has a campground that is not accessible to vehicles; you must walk in or ride your bicycle in. For more detailed information, see the resources listed on the Books and Maps page.

The south end of the Coast Road is located across Highway 1 from the entrance to Andrew Molera State Park. 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 north end of the Coast Road is at the Bixby Creek Bridge's north end.


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Entry to Andrew Molera State Park from Highway 1
The Coast Road intersects Highway 1 at Andrew Molera State Park Migratory bird census and banding, Ventana Wildlife Society Big Sur Ornithology Lab, Andrew Molera State Park