A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Nepenthe and Hawthorne vicinity

The vicinity of Nepenthe and Hawthorne is one of several clusters of businesses and services along Highway 1 just south of the Big Sur River Valley. Nepenthe is a popular restaurant (lunch and dinner) with a beautiful view of the ocean and hills. Cafe Kevah and Phoenix Gift Shop are on the same property. Some people say they sense an unusual relaxation or slowing of time here. There is a webcam overlooking Nepenthe's verandah. Hawthorne Gallery is on the east side of Highway 1 opposite the south end of Nepenthe's south access drive.

Activities, Facilities, and Services


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Highway 1 at Nepenthe and Hawthorne vicinity
Lunch on Nepenthe Restaurant's verandah Dinner served inside Nepenthe Restaurant Looking south from Nepenthe Restaurant's terrace