California’s Central Coast

After spending a day in Monterey, I drove down the coast on Route 1, stopping at beaches and overlooks along the way. I decided I needed to keep moving at the end of the day and did not see as much of the coast here as I would have liked, not to mention the renowned hiking in state parks, but I will certainly be back to give the area it’s due. Just as in Monterey Bay, the colors of the Pacific along Route 1 are stunning and vibrant mixes of blues and greens, complemented by the saturated sapphire skies and distant cerulean-tinted mountains.

Unknown beach near Point Lobos State Park, Central Coast, California

Unknown beach near Point Lobos State Park, Central Coast, California

Unknown beach near Point Lobos State Park, Central Coast, California

Unknown beach near Point Lobos State Park, Central Coast, California

View from an overlook, Highway 101, Central Coast, California

View from an overlook, Highway 101, Central Coast, California

Rocky shore near Big Sur, California

Rocky shore near Big Sur, California

Inlet along Central Coast, California

Inlet along Central Coast, California

Unknown beach near Big Sur, California

Unknown beach near Big Sur, California

A cool rock on an unknown beach, Central Coast, California

A cool rock on an unknown beach, Central Coast, California

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