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Bixby Bridge

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.

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I am sure it has been said before but awesome view. Fantastic spot. Plenty of room to pull off road and take pictures from either side of the road

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am sure it has been said before but awesome view. Fantastic spot. Plenty of room to pull off road and take pictures from either side of the road

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a quick stop to admire and photograph the iconic Bixby Bridge. We stopped here on our drive from Carmel to Pismo in June 2016. We arrived early morning about 09:00 and, although the parking area on the north side was not too busy, the bridge was enveloped in fog. Still a good photo opportunity even in the fog!

1 Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove here on a day trip from San Francisco. The nature and scenery is amazing. Very nice views. Highly recommended.

Thank Inger R
Clearlake, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bridge is an architectural wonder to look at. It is pure beauty. Parking is limited in the area, so try to go early as you really need to get out of your car to appreciate its true wonder before you drive across it. There is also an access road that you can park on, if all the spots are... More 

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St Charles, MO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the final stop on our drive from San Francisco along Hwy 1. The views are breathtaking and iconic. Make sure you stop further along up the hill and look back at the bridge too!

1 Thank badlandsbaby
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing part o Highway 1. If you're doing the drive you must stop see! The bridge is so pretty eighths ocean hitting the rocks underneath. You might have a hard time parking because so many people stop here so just be patient.

Thank Thaisa S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are amazing from this place... entire pacific coast highway is such an awesome place for sightseeing....

Thank Kartik S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved passing over this bridge and great photo opportunities a real must see in big sur.loved it....

Thank Ruby K
Liberty, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a wonder this bridge is. Quite an occasion to cross it. The view of the ocean is spectacular!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bixby bridge was a "must go" for me having seen beautiful images of it online and the real thing didn't disappoint. Try driving southward from Monterey and there will be a number of beautiful vantage points from as far as the car park of Rocky Point Restaurant.

Thank CKWJ30

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