Bixby Bridge

Quite possibly the most photographed spot in Central California is the famed Bixby Bridge in Big Sur. And one of places to be most aware and responsible when traveling in Monterey County – check out our Sustainable Moments. The iconic architectural landmark was completed in 1932 and remains as one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world, spanning 714 feet in length.

Located on scenic Highway 1, the bridge is approximately 18 miles south of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Enjoy the incredible views of Big Sur’s rocky coastline. The iconic cement arch has also been featured on postcards, music videos and an array of TV spots including car commercials and the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies”.

Epic photo ops of the Bixby Bridge and the Big Sur coastline await! Hurricane Point, just south of the bridge, offers clear views to the north, south and west. Because of this wide-open area, it is very windy, hence the name “Hurricane Point”. 

Bixby Bridge & Cliff side View

Please travel safely and responsibly while visiting the Bixby Bridge and Big Sur. Use proper pullouts for photo ops and respect private property. If the turnouts north of the bridge are full then drive a couple minutes more to the turnouts on the southern side.  Click here for more Big Sur travel tips. 

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