A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Pacific Valley Information Station

Pacific Valley can be an amazing surprise to the southbound driver who has been winding along Highway 1, through curve after curve, for several miles with few ocean views. The highway descends, curves to the left, and a vista of Pacific Valley's open pastureland cut by deep clefts suddenly comes into view. At sunset there may be cotton-candy clouds hanging on the hillsides.

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Highway 1 at Pacific Valley Information Station
Pacific Valley Coastal access over a stile in Pacific Valley