Big Sur Coastal Drive – Photo Location Guide

The Big Sur Coastal Drive in California is one of the most spectacular drive in the whole world. While I am pretty sure there are many amazing places around the globe where you can enjoy stunning seascapes on long stretches of highway, what truly sets the Big Sur Coastal Drive apart is its length. Stretching over 200 kilometers, it definitely requires some planning for a successful photography trip.

After driving along Big Sur for the first time, I realized that I missed half of the key locations on my trip. It took me half a dozen more visits to become familiar with the area so that I could decide my favorite spots for myself.

To help with your visit to Big Sur or to even inspire you to take the most unforgettable drive of your life, I have listed a few key locations to visit. The rest is up to you as you discover your favorite spots along the Big Sur Coastal Drive.

Big Sur Costal Drive – Photo Location Guide
by Viktor Elizarov
I am a travel photographer and educator from Montreal, Canada, and a founder of PhotoTraces. I travel around the world and share my experiences here. Feel free to check my Travel Portfolio and download Free Lightroom Presets.