SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA (January 31, 2012) – Highway 1 near Big Sur has officially reopened, Caltrans officials announced today. The winter rock slide, just 42 miles north of San Simeon, Calif.
has been cleared and the two-lane highway is now unobstructed. The slide recently closed sections of Highway 1 just north of Limekiln State Park near Big Sur.
California travelers seeking to visit the bucolic coastal communities of Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon — home to Hearst Castle — and Ragged Point are no longer troubled with road closures on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway.
San Simeon, famed as the home of Hearst Castle, boasts miles of rugged coastal land with an elephant seal rookery, beautiful day hikes, kite surfing, and kayaking. This tranquil community is rich with beachfront and inland accommodations. Hearst Castle soar over San Simeon in majestic splendor, while further north, travelers can tour the Piedras Blancas lighthouse or enjoy the vistas at Ragged Point.
Cayucos, renowned for sea glass and its dog-friendly beaches, is also home to hiking, parasailing and surfing, among many other activities. Outdoor adventurists will also enjoy tide pools with abundant sea life, hiking on bluffs overlooking the ocean and more. Antique-seekers will keep busy in the many shops, and foodies will find sumptuous eateries. Ample vacation rentals, hotels and B&Bs dot this coastal community.
Cambria is a quaint artisan village with no shortage of activities for the inquisitive traveler, including world renowned art galleries, antiquing, quaint B&Bs, cafés and gourmet restaurants, horseback riding, bike rentals, and whale-watching from the enticing two-mile Moonstone Beach boardwalk.
Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo’s coastal communities are home to quaint small towns, abundant scenic beauty, unspoiled beaches, historic and cultural attractions, and undiscovered treasures. For more information, visit www.WineCoastCountry.com