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Travel Tips

Don't miss the sunset at Carmel Beach for a perfect end to the day. 1

Enjoy some time on the beach or explore the unique shops. 2

Grab coffee at Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company. 3

Visit The Tuck Box for brunch; it's a must-try spot. 4

Explore the shopping and dining options in Carmel Plaza for a leisurely afternoon. 5

The e-bike store is closed on Mondays. Plan your dinner after a hectic day as the restaurant takes no reservations. 6

Explore the town's hidden passageways and courtyards for a magical experience. 7

Visit early fall for the best temperatures. Enjoy pristine Carmel Beach but beware of rip tides. 8

Take the 17-mile drive for breathtaking coastal views. 9

Introduction

Location

  • πŸ“ Situated on the Big Sur coast in Monterey County, California
  • 🌊 Located about 12 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • πŸŒ‰ Approximately 1 mile north of the more famous Bixby Creek Bridge
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Coordinates: 36Β°22β€²46β€³N 121Β°54β€²08β€³W

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Design and Construction

  • πŸ—οΈ Built in 1932
  • πŸŒ‰ Open-spandrel deck arch bridge design
  • 🧱 Constructed using reinforced concrete
  • πŸ“ Total length of 497.1 feet (151.5 meters)
  • πŸ“ Longest span of 239 feet (73 meters)
  • πŸ”§ Recent repairs included concrete repairs, sealing cracks, and replacing safety features

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Nearby Attractions

  • πŸŒ‰ Bixby Creek Bridge: Located about 1 mile south
  • 🏞️ Garrapata State Park: Nearby with a wide sandy beach and safe access
  • πŸ“Έ Notleys Landing Vistapoint: Offers a distant viewpoint of the bridge
  • 🍽️ Rocky Point Restaurant: Currently closed but offers a good viewpoint

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Ecology

  • 🦦 Habitat for the endangered southern sea otter (E. l. nereis)
  • 🌿 Yadon's piperia: A rare and endangered species of orchid found on a ridge above Rocky Creek
  • 🌊 Marine waters at the mouth of Rocky Creek are ecologically significant

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Activities

  • πŸ“Έ Photography: Popular spot for capturing scenic views
  • πŸš— Scenic Driving: Part of the picturesque Highway 1 route
  • πŸŒ‰ Bridge Viewing: Can be viewed from the parking lot on the north side or from Notleys Landing Vistapoint

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Access and Parking

  • πŸš— Free parking available next to the bridge
  • 🚫 Beach access below the bridge is restricted due to private property
  • ⚠️ Warning: Do not attempt to access the beach as it is unsafe and marked 'Keep Out'

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Travel Information
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: CA-1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Facebook

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