Editor’s note: As of July 2023, portions of this drive are closed due to damage on the road. Visit the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce website for the most current information. 

Much has been written about the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 1. Extending some 650 miles, it is simply marvelous and reveals so many wonderful aspects of The Golden State. For this scenic road trip, we’ll explore just a portion of this magnificent scenic highway from Morro Bay to Carmel-By-The-Sea, leaving you with another taste of what the California lifestyle has to offer.

Have you driven along the Pacific Coast Highway between these towns? If so, what did you enjoy the most? We’d love to see your photos and hear about your experiences.

If you love scenic road trips, be sure to check out these 10 Best Backroads in Northern California.

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