Welcome to DiscoverBigSur.com - your complete visitors guide for all things Big Sur including comprehensive information on Big Sur lodging, restaurants, camping, hiking, beaches and things to do!  Please check back often as we will be frequently adding new reviews on the best restaurants, hotels, outdoor activities and upcoming events. 

 Big Sur was originally named the "El Sur Grande" or the "Big South" by early Spanish Settlers and stretches along 90 miles of rugged Central California coastline.    Although there are no specific boundaries for Big Sur, the town is located approximately 25 miles south of Carmel.  The rugged Big Sur coastline is situated between Carmel River stretching approximately 90 miles south to San Simeon.  With it's majestic landscape,  Big Sur is widely know as one of the most scenic driving routes in the world.

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Big Sur offers a variety of restaurants along the 90 mile stretch of rugged coastline.  You'll find everything from delicious roadside cafe burgers and sandwiches to award winning four course prix fix menus.  Many big Sur Restaurants specialize in local organic ingredients prepared on site daily.


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Big Sur offers a wide variety of lodging options from rustic cabins to luxury hotels and everything in between. Many lodges and hotels offer thoughtful amenities including, fireplaces, kitchens and internet WI-FI access.  In order to promote a relaxed,  peaceful environment, most guestrooms are not equipped with TVs or phones.


With it's majestic landscape, Big Sur offers endless possibilities of things to Do with an abundance of attractions and landmarks. Big Sur has been celebrated by generations of artists, writers and poets making it a cultural destination. Big Sur is  widely know as one of the most scenic driving routes in the world.