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Big Sur: California's wildest coastline

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on July 1, 2013, 10:50 a.m.
Big Sur beach

Photo: Allie Caulfield/Flickr

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A different kind of beach

Of course, a visit to one of the many small beaches is also a must. The beaches of Big Sur are not the wide stretches of soft sand as are found farther south. Instead, these require a short (or long) hike and are often cool or blanketed in fog. They are a place to wear warm clothing as you revel in the views and power of the crashing surf.