The south coast of Carmel and Point Lobos State Park is wild and rugged, lined with golden and uninterrupted cliffs plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Dramatic Highway 1 runs through this land of wilderness with what seems to be an infinity of twists and turns. Celebrated by poets and artists of the Beat Generation, Big Sur is a true heaven for adventurers and freedom seekers. For Henry Miller “ This is the face of the earth as the Creator intended it to look”.
– In a hidden angle on your right driving from Big Sur Station, spot the yellow road sign “Narrow Road”. Just 2 miles from there, and after a short walk, discover preserved Pfeiffer Beach, its creek and its natural arches pounced by constant waves. A lonely and rugged place to watch the soft rays of the sun setting in the west.
– Stop for a glass of Californian wine by the fire on the terrace of Bar Nepenthe. It was built on the ruins of a cabin that Orson Welles bought for Rita Hayworth but where she refused to spend any time. The fool! (48510 Highway One)
– Step back fifty years at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, an eclectic bookshop housed in a wooden cabin. Enjoy the bohemian atmosphere and peaceful garden while reading one of the author’s controversial masterpiece.