Highway 1 officially reopens for summer travel

Historic
Highway 1 has been officially reopened, announced Caltrans officials
today.  The winter slide, 7.5 miles north of the San Luis Obispo /
Monterey County line and 40 miles south of Big Sur at Alder Creek, is
now unobstructed to two-lane traffic, 24 hours per day.   The
devastating slide had completely closed the roadway to the public in
both directions, including motorized vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians
since April 13, 2011.

 

Northbound
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 at the gateway to Big Sur via Hwy 1
north.  Travelers from Northern California once again have access to the
coastal communities of San Luis Obispo County via the treasured
historic highway.

 

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, cafs and gourmet restaurants, horseback
riding, bike rentals, and whale-watching from the enticing two-mile
Moonstone Beach boardwalk. 

 

San
Simeon, famed as the home of Hearst Castle, boasts miles of rugged
coastal land with beautiful day hikes, kite surfing, kayaking, an
elephant seal rookery, and more.  This tranquil oceanfront community is
rich with beachfront and inland accommodations.  Hearst Castle stands
over San Simeon in majestic splendor, while further north, travelers can
tour the Piedras Blancas lighthouse or enjoy the vistas at Ragged
Point.

 

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.  We invite you to visit www.WineCoastCountry.com for additional information.

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