8 Places You Might Enjoy While Driving through the Pacific Coast Highway

  • 28th Mar 2019
  • Admin

Pacific Coast Highway of California is travelers and photographers’ delight. This road touches almost all of the Californian shorelines. You can start your journey from any point. This road doesn’t disappoint its visitors.

You can plan a weekend trip with your mates or alone and hop through the beach towns of San Diego or start your trip from San Francisco and stop at any city or park and enjoy the views there.

Numerous picturesque points of Pacific Coast Highway make the decision of selecting a single point harder. Here we’ve listed down 10 top places for photography in California:

  1. Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay California
    Half Moon Bay is a paradise to history buffs. Walk through this former Spanish town and enjoy bike rides. The romantic restaurants and luxurious hotels offer a lavish experience to the tourists.
  2. Big Sur
    Big Sur California Photography
    Big Sur is a destination in itself. Elephant seals to whales, everything is a part of its beauty. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park has amazing cliffside waterfall with probation for hiking.
  3. Hearst Castle
    Hearst Castle California
    You can take a road trip to this castle either from San Diego or San Francisco. Either way it takes four hours to reach here. This artistic and stunning castle of 1900’s originally belonged to William Randolph Hearst. Take a tour of this 127 acres long castle to enjoy time travelling.
  4. Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara California
    Wine lovers will instantly fall in love with this place. You can take tours of the vineyards while enjoying sips from your wine glass. Other than this, mesmerizing views from mountains, outdoor sports options and great shopping destinations will keep you busy here.
  5. Venice Beach
    Venice beach California
    Surf lovers must visit the Venice Beach of California. Stroll along the beach promenade while watching people enjoying their outdoor activities. You can pick up souvenirs for your friends and family from the colorful art shops.
  6. Dana Point
    Dana Point California
    Whether you are a surfer or animal lover or photographer, Dana Point is a must visit for you. This point is known as ‘Whale Watching Capital of the West’. The marine mammals are protected here in their complete natural habitat. Salt Creek Beach, Baby Beach or Doheny State Beach are other locations here that you shouldn’t miss.
  7. Solana Beach
    Solana Beach California
    This rocky beach is stunning and challenges your comfort. Steep and lengthy staircases are carved through the cliffs that you have to climb down to enjoy its scenic beauty.
    If you’re looking for a secluded spot among the daily bustles in California, then head to Solana Beach.
  8. Point Loma
    Point Loma California
    This historic and dramatic site marks San Diego Bay’s entryway and reminds us about its history. Sunset brings out the vintage vibe from the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.


Enjoy your trip in California while collecting memories of the moments. If you’re willing to buy the high-quality images of these beautiful locations, then write to brian@bkwatsonphotographie.com.

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