Winter storms have damaged portions of Highway 1 South of Carmel through the Big Sur area and is currently closed at the town of Big Sur.
But Wait! There are still plenty of things to do in Big Sur from hiking to dining and gorgeous spots to photograph and explore:
Hike & Picnic: Visit the Crown jewel of the California State park system, Point Lobos State Preserve. Just 2 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1, the roads and trails take you to the rocky shore to see otters and harbor seals. Visit Whalers Cabin, built in the 1980’s and overlook Whaler’s Cove and Carmel Bay for some spectacular photo opportunities. Pick up a picnic at 5th Avenue Deli or Brunos (or we can arrange a picnic package for your here at Carmel Country Inn with basket, blanket, lunch and hiking book)
Beach: If you like to see the beach where the gals of the hit HBO show, Big Little Lies hung out, just 7 miles south of Carmel is Garrapata State Park and Beach. The west side of the part and path to the beach is open. A favorite whale watching spot along this 2 mile stretch of beach.
Lunch: Views upon views at Rocky Point Restaurant – perched out on a cliff just north of the Bixby Creek Bridge which was built in 1932, the most photographed stretch of California coastline. They’ll give you binoculars to see the whales and dolphins cruising by.
Dinner: Big Sur River is located in the town of Big Sur. Enjoy a bar and full service restaurant in the historic dining room or outside on the desk, the lawn or along the bank of the Big Sur River.