There are places that we become familiar with through pictures and video. Some of these places are breath-taking even through these media. It sparks a desire to go there and experience it first-hand. Yet when we finally arrive there and see and hear and feel that place - we know that none of the photos or videos did any justice at all to the truth of being there.
The overwhelming beauty, on first viewing, seems to have a physical effect on us, like being struck in the chest. It then injects its power into our soul and we are forever changed by it.
Big Sur is definitely one of those special places in the world.
If you did nothing more than drive the 90 miles from one end of the Big Sur coast to the other, it would be enough.
However, there are many opportunities for adventure and activities here that can satisfy nearly everyone.
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Along the coast of Big Sur, California is in a sense distilled with the best of its essence available in a very powerful form. Below are listed links to pages with information so you can enjoy and get the most from your visit to the Big Sur California coast:
Big Sur Accommodations:
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Big Sur Hiking:
Big Sur Lighthouses:
Marine Mammal Watching: