California Travel Tips

Pacific Coast Highway in California

Published on: October 03, 2019

Photo: Pacific Coast Highway at Mugu Rock in Ventura County, copyright 1945 California Department of Transportation

California’s longest North-South Highway runs more than 650 miles from Leggett in Mendocino County to San Juan Capistrano in Orange County.

The amazing Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), known worldwide for its scenic beauty and 33 bridges, has survived numerous landslides, floods, earthquakes, fires and other catastrophes since the first construction began in 1913.

Much of what we experience on drives along this coastal icon is illustrated in a superb book, says Craig MacDonald. Images of America: PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY IN CALIFORNIA, by Carina Monica Montoya, Arcadia Publishing offers fascinating tidbits, lots of black & white photos and a nostalgic trip along the fantastic PCH.

PCH really is one of the world’s greatest engineering feats. The challenges that had to be overcome were immense & keeping its splendor remains a continuing task. Read the book review…>


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