I love Big Sur. I live so close, yet rarely get there enough. My trips to Big Sur are never a disappointment. Piedras Blancas Light Station, Ragged Point, Gorda, Bir Sur Cafe, and all the turnouts along the way. I made it a point to stop at as many turnouts as I could.
Almost all the photos in this post are a result of pulling over into a turnout, stopping the car, and taking in the views. The next time you drive through Big Sur to Carmel or from Monterey to San Luis Obispo, add more time your schedule and stop...a lot. It will be worth it.
This guys VW Bus was interesting.
One of my favorite views.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant. A must stop. On a pack backing trip to Big Sur two years ago, I had a five hour hike out. It was five hours of a freezing down pour. I was 100% wet - clothes, socks, shoes, everything. I was hungry and wanted to get warm. This place was my first priority. I don't remember what I ate, but it was the best I ever had.