Perhaps the most scenic stretch of Highway 1 is Big Sur. National Geographic Traveler lists Big Sur as one of 50 Places of a Lifetime. Drive this Highway 1 scenic region and you’ll soon see why. From here you’ll take in postcard perfect views, white sand beaches, Monterey Marine Sanctuary, state parks, migratory whales, and other marine life and animals. Start in Carmel and work your way south on Highway 1 to view the dramatic peaks and cliffs of the breathtaking Big Sur region.