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McWay Falls in Big Sur, CA

by TerriAnn

As you coast along Highway 1 through Big Sur, pull over and take the overlook trail below to see this waterfall that drops into the aqua-colored sea. Just make sure you take this trip during the day in clear conditions. It is NOT fun driving along this road at night or when there’s thick fog all along the coast.

Mcway Falls in Big Sur California in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Lyka Ricks March 28, 2012 - 1:12 am

Wonderful! The waterfall is not that high and it’s on the coast line. This is my first time to see such magnificent creation.

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 8:32 pm

It’s a really unique site but a bit sad to only look at it from a distance. Based on the GORGEOUS photos we’ve seen, it was a ‘dinky’ IRL 😛 Still pretty though!

Jenn March 28, 2012 - 6:30 am

How beautiful! Your posts make this southeasterner want to spend more time out west. I’ve only been to Las Vegas (twice), The Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and Denver.

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Haha, it is beautiful here. Although, I’d like to try to spend more time east 🙂

Henrietta March 28, 2012 - 10:14 am

Wow! Such a gorgeous spot! I’ve never been to CA so love seeing photos like this, that water looks so pretty and blue!

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 8:38 pm

Driving along the coast is amazing, especially the areas south of the bay starting at Santa Cruz. The colors are amazing with deep blue waters and green trees lining the roadway.

Melissa Rheinlander March 28, 2012 - 10:44 am

Beautiful! Just beautiful!!!

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Thank you. I only wish I could have captured more of the true colors of the water in that cove. It was so wonderful!

Kelly March 28, 2012 - 10:57 am

Beautiful! This picture just makes me want to kick off my shoes.

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 8:40 pm

I know! I would love to run through it like a kid. I guess that’s why it’s kind of off limits – so it stays beautiful and somewhat untouched.

Jennifer March 28, 2012 - 12:10 pm

That looks beautiful! Some day I *will* make it to see CA!

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 8:40 pm

I’m sure your travels will bring you out here at some point in the future 🙂

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 28, 2012 - 1:04 pm

You live in heaven. Admit it.

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Bwahaha – almost but not quite. This place was a good 2-1/2 drive away 🙂

Cat Davis March 29, 2012 - 7:26 pm

Wow, I need to get my butt out to California because that is just gorgeous.

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 9:08 pm

You put it so eloquently 😛 Definitely come out this way when you can – you’ll love it!

Paula @ Frosted Fingers March 29, 2012 - 7:32 pm

Wow! That is beautiful. I’d love to visit CA again when I have more time. (I was there for BlogHer last year)

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Oh, BH was crazy. Hopefully our next trip can be vacay only and with the fam 🙂

Jenn @therebelchcik March 30, 2012 - 12:42 pm

That is just breath-taking! If I am ever out that way, I am going to make a point to go see!

Cookies & Clogs April 1, 2012 - 9:10 pm

There’s much more beauty to be found here. Just let me know when you’re coming and we’ll have to chat about trip ideas!

deb April 5, 2012 - 3:46 am

I love Hwy 1. It’s been years since I’ve driven it, but I think about it all the time. Someday I will go back and drive it again.

Cookies & Clogs April 5, 2012 - 9:24 am

When you come back, you’ll have to give me a holler 🙂

Brandy April 17, 2012 - 9:19 am

Peaceful! I can hear the water…. 🙂 Stumbled this 🙂

Cookies & Clogs April 20, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Thank you! Yes, it was pretty calming if you tuned out the other tourists 😛

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