If you’ve seen photos, movies or commercials highlighting coastal California, you’ve likely seen Big Sur. Big Sur is a small community with only around 5,000 residents. The residents, by and large, love Big Sur for it’s peace, tranquility, privacy and seclusion. Big Sur stretches over 71 miles along California State Route One. The Bixsby Bridge is one of the most iconic and photographed images in all of California.
Big Sur hosts a maze of trails and beaches to explore. There are several popular camping sites such as the Pfeiffer and Ventana campgrounds. Each year Big Sur does see an influx of tourists come through to experience the beauty in person. Driver beware, when you’re driving along the coast, the roads are curvy and cars frequently stop with little warning to take pictures.
There were only 10 single family home sales along the Big Sur coast in 2020. Sale prices ranged from $630,000 to $5,800,000 with a median sale price of $2,500,000. Comparing those numbers to 2019, there were only 3 single family home sales ranging from $1,750,000 to $1,848,500. This data clearly shows that there are not many houses for sale in a given year in Big Sur.
Favorite restaurants and places: Nepenthe, Big Sur River Inn, Andrew Molera State Park, Pfeiffer State Park, and The Bixby Bridge. You really can’t go wrong almost anywhere along the coast when it comes to views.