Hanging out along the Bixby Bridge and PCH.

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.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

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.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

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…

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

…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.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

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.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

It’s along way down, make sure not to get to close to the edge when there.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

What a great early evening hanging out at the 714-ft Bixby Bridge and along this part of the California coastline.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, historical

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?

9 responses to “Hanging out along the Bixby Bridge and PCH.

  1. I love this bridge. I’m not a great photographer, so I don’t think my photos are up to snuff. But even my bad shots of this bridge are some of the must beautiful I’ve taken. It’s definitely worth the drive from Carmel.

  2. Love your pictures! Nothing can beat the Big Sur area and Bixby Bridge by being there oneself. One way is to sign up for the Big Sur International Marathon and the N1 is closed down to traffic so you can run on it, from Big Sur to Carmel.

  3. What a beautiful bridge and the surrounding area is amazing.

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