3. Bixby Creek Bridge
Oh, Bixby Bridge, found in Big Sur, CA. Whether you’ve seen it through film on shows like “Big Little Lies”, or through word of mouth, this infamous bridge can get pretty overcrowded especially during the summer. We suggest going earlier in the morning or on a weekday to beat the crowds. If you happen to arrive when it’s most busy, here are some suggestions when visiting to help out the folks who try to keep Big Sur as peaceful as possible.
A. Do not park on the road
Highway 101 can be busy with higher speed limits at times, many blind spots from curves on the road, and it’s generally known to be dangerous due to these things. This is why there is designated parking. Just like the leave no trace principle points out staying on the trail, make sure to come back at a later time if the parking is full to refrain from parking on the roadside.
B. Do not climb over guide rails
There are guide rails for a reason in these cliffside locations. It is for your safety. Remember to stay on the trail and take your photos from where everyone else has to take them.
C. Do not walk in the road
As mentioned above, this is a very dangerous road to be walking on. Make sure if you’re crossing the street, you cross the street. Try your best not to walk along a road without a path.