Big Sur Ventana Wilderness

Exit Ocean Avenue onto winding Highway 1 South, designated California’s first “Scenic Highway”. The Big Sur/Ventana Wilderness has been called “the greatest meeting of land and sea anywhere in the world. Photograph Bixby Creek Bridge, the icon of the California coast 18 miles of Carmel. .” Visit Point Sur State Historic Park and tour the Light Station that’s been warning ships of the hazards along it picturesque but perilous coast since 1889. Stop by Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park 37 miles South of Carmel and take in the majestic redwoods and rock seaside cliffs along the way to the 80 foot long McWay Falls, tumbling down from granite cliffs into the cove below.