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Big Sur: California's wildest coastline

July 1, 2013, 10:50 a.m.
Poppies in Big Sur

Photo: Ed Yourdon/Flickr

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Coastal destination

No trip along California's central coast feels complete without stopping at Big Sur. Big Sur is filled with nature reserves, beaches and a marine protected area off shore so visitors have an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Click through this gallery to see the sights, activities, and wildlife that you'll enjoy while visiting this beautiful and beloved stretch of California coastline. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)