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“Art & sculpture that delight!”

Coast Gallery Big Sur
Ranked #14 of 33 things to do in Big Sur
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Fine arts and crafts gallery.
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Coast Gallery in Big Sur is a stop worth the time to wander through the art gallery on multiple levels; have a snack; just sit and gaze out at the beauty and awe-inspiring views of the Pacific. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

I've driven the coast, biked the coast and even walked the coast over the past 50 years. I've stopped at the Coast Gallery every time, at least once in the past 30 years. In the past 10 years I haven't purchased a thing. They used to have a very cool candle store ...Gone. They used to play classical music...gone. The creek is still there and that's the best part. The inside is hot and stuffy and boring.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Pretty little place by the sea with an awesome view from the rooftop cafe. Salads are really tasty! Nice friendly people.

Thank Joni H
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

We've travelled South in the windy breathtaking HWY 1, and because the beach in the Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur was closed due to the recent fire, we were advised to continue South. By Big Lafer Canyon we encountered a most unusual structure consisting of two gigantic barrels with windows and doors and a sign: Coast Gallery and Cafe. On the way back home we decided to stop and see the art offered there. What a great find! A complex of six co-joined galleries full of fine art of many media: sculpture, paintings,and so much more. However, the gem was a small cafe atop with panoramic views of the ocean and the sun peering from under the billowy clouds it made our day and the difficult drive absolutely worthwhile. Then the coffee was strong and refreshing. Just a thing needed to keep any weary traveller awake and safe negotiating the serpentine road ahead. This place was buit by Gary Koeppel out of recycled redwood watertanks brought from near by towns. The gallery, originally named "The Bank" opened in 1958, and later became the studio of famous sculptor of bronze wildlife. alas, the amn died two years ago and it is now being offered for sale by Sothebys ( a mere four million dollars, but what an enchanting place!)

Thank Dadziunia
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Unfriendly man in store, was out of food except candy bars and drinks. Restaurant was closed during the winter break season, to reopen on 12/23 and we were there 12/21. Restrooms were filthy. Great view. Didn't bother with the gallery and gift shop which may have been closed anyways, because the place was so filthy.

Thank Cindy S
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