Big Sur & Point Lobos CA

Someone who spends their winters in the mountains of Lake Tahoe and their summers along this coastline once told me that this was the most beautiful place in the world. The world, certainly, is a very big place, but he may not have been completely wrong. The Big Sur coastline has a long history of providing inspiration to artists, writers, and bohemian-types. Hills rolling straight down to high cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. Is it a dramatic coastline, when you can see through the fog.

Long dry grass and large hills on the edge of Highway 1, the ocean just across the road, Big Sur, California.
Long dry grass and large hills on the edge of Highway 1, the ocean just across the road.
A letterbox and house by the coast, amongst the lush vegetation and in rolling hills shrouded in mist, Big Sur, CaliforniaA house atop the rolling grassy hills that make the rough coastline, Big Sur, California
A letterbox and house by the coast, amongst the lush vegetation and in rolling hills shrouded in mist; A house atop the rolling grassy hills that make the rough coastline of Big Sur.
A winding sandy path through the foggy foreshore scattered with pink flowers, Big Sur, California
A winding sandy path through the foggy foreshore scattered with pink flowers.
A man and his dog walk beside the orange cliffs along Pfeiffer Beach and into the fog, Big Sur, California
A man and his dog walk beside the orange cliffs along Pfeiffer Beach and into the fog.
A colourful rock cairn on the sands of Pfeiffer Beach, with big old cypress trees on the foreshore behind it, Big Sur, CaliforniaA rock on the shoreline covered in seaweed on a foggy and stormy day, Big Sur, California
A colourful rock cairn on the sands of Pfeiffer Beach, with big old cypress trees on the foreshore behind it; A rock on the shoreline covered in seaweed on a foggy and stormy day.
The small petrol station, full of character with it's cactus and the large rolling hills of the Californian coastline, Big Sur, California
The small petrol station at Big Sur, full of character with it’s cactus and the large rolling hills of the Californian coastline.
Colourful letterboxes in the long grass right on the cliff edge along Highway 1, Big Sur, CaliforniaA waiter sets up tables under the verandah by the garden at a pretty little rustic cafe and bakery, Big Sur, California
Colourful letterboxes in the long grass right on the cliff edge along Highway 1; A waiter sets up tables under the verandah by the garden at a pretty little rustic cafe and bakery in Big Sur.
Cypress on the dramatic cliff coastline with a foggy background of cypress-topped cliffs, seaweed and a turquoise ocean, Point Lobos, California
Cypress on the dramatic cliff coastline of Point Lobos with a foggy background of cypress-topped cliffs, seaweed and a turquoise ocean.
Purple flowers, tall trees, dirt road and foggy hills that become cliffs, the coastline of Big Sur, CaliforniaLooking through gnarled dead wood to a cypress growing on a rock in the sea along the rocky coast, Point Lobos, California
Purple flowers, tall trees, dirt road and foggy hills that become cliffs, the coastline of Big Sur; Looking through gnarled dead wood to a cypress growing on a rock in the sea along the rocky coast of Point Lobos.
Tiny flowers grow in the orange  lichen-covered cliffs dropping down to a bright blue ocean, Point Lobos, California
Tiny flowers grow in the orange  lichen-covered cliffs dropping down to a bright blue ocean at Point Lobos.
Amazing blue wave shape on the black sand and colourful vegetation, Point Lobos, CaliforniaDeer eating the lush green grass, Point Lobos, California
Amazing blue wave shape on the black sand and colourful vegetation at Point Lobos; Deer eating the lush green grass.
A dead tree, colourful vegetation, sharp rocks and a bright blue foggy ocean, the unique and spectacular coastline of Point Lobos, California
A dead tree, colourful vegetation, sharp rocks and a bright blue foggy ocean, the unique and spectacular coastline of Point Lobos.

To see more photos of the Northern Californian coast go to Muir Beach CA, Santa Cruz CA or San Francisco CA.

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