27 pictures that will inspire you to visit the California Coast

in dailytravelphoto •  17 days ago


The Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most scenic drives in the world. It starts from California’s southern border near the Mexican border stretching all the way to the northern border with Oregon. There are stunning coastal views for miles and miles with seaside villages and untouched forest along the way. Here are 25 pictures that will inspire you to visit the California Coast.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of the most charming lighthouses on the Pacific coast highway. It stands on a rocky foreland and has long been a beacon for ships approaching the San Francisco Bay from the south. The lighthouse and the surrounding area has been preserved as a California state park. The lighthouse also serves as a hostel.

Golden Gate Bridge Engulfed in Fog
Golden Gate Bridge Engulfed in Fog

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. The Frommers travel guide hold the Golden Gate Bridge as "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world."

The Star of the Show
The Star of the Show

Three Stars
Three Stars

A trip to the intertidal area at low tide will yield bountiful views of sea creatures, especially starfish.

McWay Falls
McWay Falls

 

Bixby Bridge
Bixby Bridge

McWay falls is part of the Julia Pfeiffer Burns state park, a well-regarded pioneer lady in the Big Sur. The recreation center extends from the Big Sur coastline into adjacent 3,000-foot edges. It includes redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from stone precipices into the sea from the Overlook Trail. An all-encompassing perspective of the sea and miles of rugged coastline is accessible from the higher heights along the trails east of Highway 1.

Redwood Sorrels
Redwood Sorrels

Redwood sorrel is a shade-loving plant that thrives under the giant redwood.

Fallen Rhododendron Leaf
Fallen Rhododendron Leaf

Blooming Rhododendron
Blooming Rhododendron

The Rhododendron macrophyllum is a bush or little tree that develops in parts of the Redwood park. This plant's range includes north into Oregon, Washington, marginally reaching over the fringe into Canada, and south towards Monterey County, California. Some people call it a bush, and some can grow into only a couple of feet. In any case, the tallest are upwards of 35 feet tall vertical, or 40 feet level.

Baker Beach
Baker Beach

Ice Plants
Ice Plants

Bolinas Ridge in Fog
Bolinas Ridge in Fog

Bolinas Ridge in Mist
Bolinas Ridge in Mist

The Bolinas Ridge Trail, particularly prevalent with mountain bikers, starts on the ridgeline east of Olema Valley, with stopping off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The trail crosses moving seaside rangeland enters towering redwoods, and tears into open chaparral before it achieves its southern trailhead at Alpine Road on Mount Tamalpais—offering perspectives of Bolinas Lagoon, Tomales Bay, and the Pacific Ocean along the way.

Big Sur Bloom
Big Sur Bloom

Bixby Bridge
Bixby Bridge

Big Sur is a scantily populated district of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise from the Pacific Ocean. Despite that it has no particular limits, numerous meanings of the territory join the 90 miles (140 km) of coastline from the Carmel River in Monterey County south to the San Carpoforo Creek in San Luis Obispo County and stretches out around 20 miles inland toward the eastern foothills of the Santa Lucias.

Point Reyes Headlands
Point Reyes Headlands

Point Reyes Wreck
Point Reyes Wreck

Point Reyes is a cape in Northern California. Drakes Bay and Drake's Estero are named after English seafarer Sir Francis Drake who potentially pulled his ship, the Golden Hinde, up onto the shoreline for repairs in June 1579. Inverness Ridge keeps running along the promontory's northwest-southeast spine, with forested crests around 430 meters (1,400 ft). West of the edge, the area levels out and the vegetation swings to scour.

Pigeon Point Hostel
Pigeon Point Hostel

Feather at Sunset
Feather at Sunset

Land's End Maze
Land's End Maze

At the northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is a progression of surprising perspectives every step of the way in this wild and blustery trail. Slopes of cypress and wildflowers, perspectives of wrecks and access to the remains of Sutro showers.

Sea Bounty
Sea Bounty

Bolinas Ridge Sunset
Bolinas Ridge Sunset

Ready to hit the road?

HAVE YOU BEEN GONE ON A ROAD TRIP TO THE CALIFORNIA COAST?



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lovely pix

Mind blowing photographs

Awesome clicks 🤗💙
Thanks for sharing

What a beautiful view of golden gate bridge.
Have you taken this picture?? It looks so awesome!!!
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All photos I mine :) Shoot me an email: [email protected]

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Are those fogs or clouds?? i think they might be clouds because you are so high up..

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It's the San Francisco fog, creeps up in the middle of summer :)

Its another set of good captures you have today...wow!

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Thanks :)

wow so nice and beautiful photography @adonisabril

Excellent photos!, Great!!

Very Nice pics , Have you ever visited Calgary Canada , please take a look of 1000 km drive from Calgary to Vancouver - you will be fascinated
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Some is my fav place I like to visit but no money 😂😂 but one day I will become and travel in the world thank you for good post

Great photos - definitely brought back many memories of so many travels up and down the California coast.

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Glad it does :)

Okay... Now I realize that there are so many spots here in cal that I haven't been to... ; )

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your pictures are so beautiful that you earn your upvote!! I love the photos, will you guide me or make a blog about taking pictures like this.

@adonisabril this is the excelent place in the world.one day in my life i visit California,i am happy and thanks to God......

I have added your post as a bookmark. It contains amazing photos. The place is heaven on the earth.

Wooow great pictures!!! Is it possible to learn taking that beautiful photos at home? Maybe you know some simple tutorial or whatever?

This is a great post. It has beautiful pictures. I'm sure I enjoy reading it

My boyfriend is from the California coast and every time we head there I love spending time there. So much beauty to be seen there, it's incredible!

All pictures are beautiful. I love it. Have you clicked these photos.

It also evoked the memory of driving along the No. 1 highway.
又勾起了沿“一号公路”自驾游的记忆。

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A wonderful journey.
美好的旅途经历。

So beautiful! I lived for a few months in Southern California but never visited the north. I think I should! :)

This is an awesome post. It has wonderful pictures. I truly appreciated understanding it

Beautiful .. You are lucky
The place looks great for a spring break
Thanks for sharing this with us..

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yes you are right all the pics in this post are overwhelming and so much beautiful...

Man you make things look better than they are

So beautiful landscape!

I have saved all your images and already set one of them as my desktop wallpapers. how did you got so beautiful photos. its so beautiful and one cant belief such beautiful places does exists.. thanks ...keep posting more..

Amazing..!!!.. You are so lucky that are you leaving in such a beautiful place.
The place looks great for a spring break. I from Pakistan and i want to see these places

Its look like a heaven.i can't see heaven but its feeling comes.

Amazing and beautiful post!

AWESOME SHOTS!!!

Wow, that's beautiful!

very nice place i like it ALl

Wow, excellent photos!

Incredible photos, many movies came to my memory, especially vertigo, thank you

omg really beautiful photos 🙋

As your title really theses photos are done your target

No matter where I roam, California will always be my home. This is a fantastic post, thank you!

Sir your photography is best

I just completed a road trip from San Diego to Oregon...the coast views are amazing! Morro bay was one of my favorites! DSC_0039.jpg