December 8, 2010

Big Sur

Filed under: Places — www.monterey-carmel.com @ 12:53 pm

Even though Big Sur may be considered sparsely populated, it is that very reason that contributes to its spectacular beauty. Interestingly, the area known as Big Sur has no real specific geographic boundaries since the name is derived from the region’s original Spanish-language inhabitants of “el sur grande” which translates to “the big south.” However, many define the area as the 90 miles of coastline between the Carmel River and San Carpoforo Creek and extending inland 20 miles to the eastern foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Situated just 120 miles south of (more…)