Some will question artist Francis McComas’s proclamation that Point Lobos is “the greatest meeting of land and water in the world.” But not after doing a grand-tour hike along Point Lobos State Natural Reserve’s shoreline trails.
Cayucos to Point Lobos: Here Highway 1 earns its status as one of the world’s great drives. Mountains plunge straight into the Pacific. Veils of fog drift into redwood canyons, blurring the boundaries between continent, ocean, and sky.
Landmark Stearns Wharf has panoramic ocean views. But when you reach the Santa Barbara Shellfish Co., skip them and eat at this no-nonsense seafood shack’s bar so you can watch cooks make such favorites as lobster tacos, a delicacy you shouldn’t miss.