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The bridge with the most natural beauty

Human creation meet nature creation. The result - the perfect harmony. Only when you step out of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tao2010
,
Ann Arbor, Michigan
via mobile
Glad we stopped

If you’re driving on CA 1, it’s worth a few minutes to stop and admire the bridge. I didn’t see a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leslie C
,
Ravenna, Ohio
via mobile
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This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“north side” (31 reviews)
“both sides” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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"north side"
in 31 reviews
"an engineering marvel"
in 9 reviews
"both sides"
in 25 reviews
"take pictures"
in 36 reviews
"dirt road"
in 22 reviews
"pull over"
in 12 reviews
"coastal drive"
in 10 reviews
"road trip"
in 17 reviews
"vista point"
in 10 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 14 reviews
"amazing views"
in 18 reviews
"san francisco"
in 11 reviews
"the cliff"
in 16 reviews
"along highway"
in 13 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 9 reviews
"parking area"
in 11 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Human creation meet nature creation. The result - the perfect harmony. Only when you step out of the car and observe the scenery. You can truly understand the reason why this bridge is so famous, Because it is so unique and stunningly beautiful.

Thank tao2010
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re driving on CA 1, it’s worth a few minutes to stop and admire the bridge. I didn’t see a lot of placards about the history of the bridge and you cannot walk over it. I thought the better view for photos was heading...More

Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look at both sides of the bridge. It is a beautiful site. Very busy place for picture taking. Don’t confuse it with another bridge just north of it. Also beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice time of year for a drive. Not too busy and much easier to find parking. The view of the bridge and the coastline was breathtaking and it was hard not to find a great photo. This vista will be a treasured...More

Thank MMM_and_MPM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are spending a day or part of the day exploring the Big Sur, or even just driving by, you should stop here. There are a few pull outs where you can park, get out of your car, stretch and enjoy the magnificent view!...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Amazing that this bridge was built in 1932 and is still so solid beautiful. Well worth a stop to take pictures.

Thank ccoombs58
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The view from the bridge is probably the best view ive ever seen in my life. A must stopping point on Route 1 from SF to LA

Thank adi0987
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Taking an afternoon to drive along the coast in Big Sur is a must if you like coastal views! This bridge is a neat attraction, and draws a lot of people to stop for pictures. I prefer waterfalls and rocky cliffs to viewing a bridge,...More

Thank JessBooth2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Very windy the day we visited, so be careful when getting close to the edge, even without winds. Built in 1935 and is Awe Inspiring

Thank Cosmano
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A very popular spot to photograph an iconic bridge. I was very lucky to get a parking spot. There is a dirt road off the north bound side. If you drive down( 2 wheel drive is fine ) the road , you can get a...More

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Jessica R
9 August 2017|
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Response from lfabian47 | Reviewed this property |
Need to approach from the north, but it's not a very long drive from Carmel by the Sea and it's a pretty drive with lots of pull outs
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Jessica B
19 May 2017|
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Response from Gul K | Reviewed this property |
You can always have a turn around. It's worth watching though
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Barbara B
26 February 2017|
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Response from Ajay h | Reviewed this property |
just check the caltrain website for Highway 1 closure before you start.. based on the reports in local media, some portion will remain closed for few months because of damage to bridge.. so definitely you can not do... More
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