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Coast Drive to Big Sur

Coast Drive to Big Sur

MBCA - San Francisco Bay Area

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Big Sur, Big Sur, CA

Registration closed April 7, 2018 11:59 PM on April 7, 2018 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends April 7, 2018 11:59 PM on April 7, 2018 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens March 8, 2018 12:00 AM on March 8, 2018 12:00 AM PST Registration runs from March 8, 2018 12:00 AM to April 7, 2018 11:59 PM


California Coast Drive to Big Sur and Point Sur Light Station


Celebrate spring along the beautiful California coastline starting in Carmel with a group drive of Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts down to Point Sur Light Station.


On April 22nd at 10:00am, we’ll all meet at Starbucks located at 3650 Rio Road in Carmel-By-The Sea, where we can gather and prepare for our adventure.  At 10:30am, we’ll leave for the first part of our day heading down Highway 1 to our first destination, Nepenthe Restaurant located at 48510 Highway One in Big Sur.  If you’ve never been, then just the dining experience with the unobstructed breathtaking views of the coast and the Pacific Ocean is worth the drive down to Big Sur.  There are several restaurants to explore perched along the cliffside. We estimate our arrival time to be at about 11:30am and plan to leave no later than 1:30 pm, so we can have a relaxing lunch and enjoy the ambience.  There is adequate parking at both Starbucks and Nepenthe.


Next, we’ll make our way to the Point Sur Light Station, located at Point Sur State Historic Park, which is 15 minutes back towards Carmel, where we will be provided with a private 3 hour tour starting at 2:00pm led by 2 docents.  We will be provided with the rich and colorful history of the lighthouse, which was built in 1889. It was a very isolated place back then. The only way to get there was a full days horseback ride from Monterey.  It was so remote of a location that supplies where brought in by ship every couple of months rather than by horse and buggy It wasn’t until 1937 when Highway 1 was built, that you access it by automobile. There have been 15 known shipwrecks at that location.  Who knows you may even see a ghost or two while you walk among the original buildings built back in 1889. 


The cost of the Light Station tour is only $20.00 per person. Sign up soon, as I’ll need to let the docents know how many will be attending the tour. The last day to register is April 7th, as I need to let them know by April 8th.  The lunch at Nepenthe is no host.


Remember, the weather can be unpredictable in April, so dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes, as there will be a lot of stairs and uphill climbing.  No pets are allowed.


My cell phone # is 831-626-9250 in case you need to get a hold of me while we are on our days outing.



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