Top 12 Stops: L.A. to S.F. Hwy 1 Road Trip Guide
VENICE CANALS - The Venice Canals Historic District is a calm oasis in the heart of Venice Beach. Enjoy 6 waterways lined with beautiful bridges.
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MALIBU PIER - Built in 1905, the historic Malibu Pier is a working sports fishing pier. Grab a bite to eat at the Malibu Farm & watch the surfers.
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EL MATADOR BEACH - El Matador is one of three beaches that make up Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach & it’s known for its massive sea stacks.
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SERRA CROSS PARK - Located inside Grant Park...enjoy a picnic overlooking the Ventura Pier or explore the Ventura Botanical Gardens.
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PISMO BEACH PIER - The newly renovated pier features artwork, bike & surfboard racks, seating areas, shade structures and a beach access structure.
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DINOSAUR CAVES - In the 1940s a large concrete dinosaur was constructed here. The cavern has long since collapsed, but some of the sea caves remain.
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MONTAÑA DE ORO STATE PARK - This unique habitat covers over 8,000 acres, including 7 miles of shoreline with 3 unique beaches & vibrant tide pools.
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POINT ESTERO SHIPWRECK - In 2017 a commercial fishing vessel ran aground just north of Morro Bay & it’s been sitting along the beach ever since.
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ESTERO BLUFFS STATE PARK - The ocean is never more than 300 yards away at this scenic gem that stretches over 4 miles & covers over 300 acres of land.
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PIEDRAS BLANCAS ELEPHANT SEAL ROOKERY - Over 20,000 Elephant Seals cover 6 miles of coastline around Point Piedras Blancas every year.
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SAN CARPOFORO CREEK BEACH - The beach trailhead is part of the Los Padres National Forest, and after 1/3 mile walk you’ll reach the pristine beach.
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BIG SUR - One of the most incredible stretches of California coastline...consider visiting Garrapata SP, Bixby Bridge & Sand Dollar Beach.
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SAN FRANCISCO- Whether you visit the Sutro Bath Ruins, the Bay Bridge or the Famous Golden Gate you’ll love the ocean views here.
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