About Big Sur
Big Sur, described as the "greatest meeting of land and water in the world, is an undeveloped, lightly populated, unincorporated region on California's Central Coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The coast is frequently praised for its rugged coastline and mountain views. As the "longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the continental United States, it has been described it as a "national treasure that demands extraordinary procedures to protect it from development, and "one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation. Big Sur's Cone Peak at 5,155 feet (1,571 m) is only 3 miles (5 km) from the ocean. The stunning views make Big Sur a popular tourist destination.