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Big Sur California

Big Sur is a remote and sparsely populated region of central California with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Although Big Sur has no specific boundaries, it lies approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco and 250 miles north of Los Angeles. The section of coastal highway running through Big Sur is widely considered one of the most scenic driving routes in the United States, if not the world. Besides sightseeing from the highway, Big Sur offers hiking, mountain climbing, and other outdoor activities. There are a few small, scenic beaches that are popular for walking, but usually unsuitable for swimming because of unpredictable currents and frigid temperatures. The mountainous terrain, environmentally conscious residents, and lack of property available for development have kept Big Sur pristine, and it retains an isolated, frontier mystique.

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