Never have I been somewhere that so clearly speaks to the beauty of contrast. She is wild & unforgiving, yet delicate & beautiful. Gentle meadow flowers line harrowing cliffs that drop straight to the ocean below. Crystal clear blue water shimmers gently in the sun and then crashes against the shoreline. Nestled amongst the redwoods that give way to the Pacific, Big Sur most certainly has magic floating in the air.
Make the drive yourself via scenic Hwy 1. Hairpin turns along the rocky California coastline may make your heart skip a beat or two, but the views are unparalleled and not to be missed. We pulled off at just about every overlook. Internet and cell service are sparse in this wild landscape and it made me love the area all the more. If you’re looking to disconnect from the consuming busyness of life and reconnect with the rugged, still beauty of nature, Big Sur is for you.