The Pacific Coast Highway (the PCH) has one picturesque and romantic spot after another along the California coastline. The Bixby (Creek) Bridge in Big Sur is one of the more well-known ones.
The bridge is a short 13-mile drive south on the PCH from Carmel. Coming from there, I proceeded to drive over the bridge and Bixby Creek, parking on the south end along the road.
The north end is where the tourists are all at so I had this side all to myself checking out the bridge, looking out towards the Pacific Ocean and peaking straight down at the beach and turquoise waters.
After hanging along the side of the road for a bit I drove back across the bridge and joined the rest of the visitors on the north side capturing the cliffs and coastline along with…
…one of the most photographed bridges you’ll find anywhere. The bridge opened in 1932 and is one of the world’s highest single-span concrete arch bridges.
I knew what it looked like beforehand because it has been featured in countless commercials, television shows and movies. It was even more beautiful seeing in person, a romantic spot for sure.
It’s along way down, make sure not to get to close to the edge when there.
What a great early evening hanging out at the 714-ft Bixby Bridge and along this part of the California coastline.
If your ever in the Monterey Bay area or planning a road trip on the PCH, make sure to include a stop at the Bixby Bridge in your travel plans.
What picturesque bridges have you come across in your travels?