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California Highway 1 Discovery Route
Big Sur isn't the only beach you should be visiting on your costal road trip

It’s summer, time to beat the heat, crowds and traffic and head to the pristine beaches along the North Coast of the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route, (H1DR). Each beach community including has its own charm, natural wonders, vibrant culture, and unspoiled and uncrowded beaches, perfect for those seeking adventure and renewal. The stretch of Highway 1 is open for business and wide open to roam!

Discover your perfect beach this summer on the North Coast of the Highway 1 Discovery Route:
5. Ragged Point

Known as the gateway to Big Sur, Ragged Point has the some look and feel only Ragged Point is open for business!
Ragged Point


4. San Simeon

San Simeon Cove is part of the W.R. Hearst State Beach and is a popular spot for picnics, kayaking and fishing and offers BBQ pits and picnic tables located near an 850-foot pier.

San Simeon


3. Cambria

Located within minutes of Hearst Castle, Big Sur and Paso Robles Wine Country, Cambria is best known for its picturesque windswept coastline.


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  2. Cayucos

Cayucos State Beach is a three mile stretch of beach that starts in downtown Cayucos and runs south along an uncrowded sandy shoreline to the county’s most popular dog beach.


Motion of the Sea & Sky.

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  1. Los Osos/Baywood Park

Los Osos is home to Montaña de Oro State Park filled with secluded sandy beaches and ocean side bluffs perfect for hiking along the Pacific Coast.


Highway 1 Road Alerts

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, located 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey. Cambria is easily accessible from Highway 101 and Highway 46. Please note that Highway 1 is still open from Morro Bay to Ragged Point. For those traveling past Ragged Point, check out these Sights to See Along the Detour.

For more information visit Highway1DiscoveryRoute.com

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