Big Sur offers residents and visitors a spectacular view of the coastline on the western slope. Big Sur is home to three million acres of wilderness in the Las Padres National Forest on the eastern slope. Big Sur offers many recreation opportunities such as fine dining, rustic lodging, luxurious health spas, camping, and more.
Big Sur is located in Monterey County south of Monterey between Carmel and San Simeon along Highway 1 near the Pacific Ocean.
Big Sur is part of the Salinas, California metro area.