The Big Sur coastline is absolutely beautiful. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see it. If you ever find yourself in the Carmel/Monterey County area, I highly recommend taking a drive along State Route 1. There are plenty of places along the road to stop and take pictures.
Rocky Creek Bridge (not to be confused with the Bixby Bridge) is a great place to pull over along the drive:
The Bixby Creek Bridge (a.k.a “Bixby Bridge”), however, is much larger and more picturesque. The Bixby Bridge is pretty close to the Rocky Creek Bridge, so it’s very feasible to visit both (and easily confusable).
Here is another one of the many places to stop along Route 1. Unfortunately, the trail was closed, but this area was still worth a visit.