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The 75 mile long coast of Big Sur is awe inspiring, a coast where magnificent cliffs meet the deep blue pacific ocean.The name Big Sur comes from a combination of American and Spanish words, originally in Spanish "El Pais Grande del Sur." There are some 29 bridges that span the deep gorges of Highway 1 in Big Sur. The largest of the concrete bridges is Bixby Bridge, spanning 330 feet is one of the longest in the world. Pfeiffer-Big Sur State Park is a 820 acre redwood grove park. The park is located on the banks of the Big Sur river. Pfeiffer has lots of amenities for campers such as a grocery store, showers, restaurant and a lodge. John Steinbecks short story "Flight" was set in Big Sur.

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