Eye Candy: Pacific Coast Highway

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Near Morrow Bay, California, on the PCH

California State Route 1 runs north and south along the Pacific coastline. Various portions are known as the Cabirillo Highway, the Shoreline Highway, the Coast Highway, but most popularly as the Pacific Coast Highway, or PCH.

The roadway was constructed in 1934, comprises 655.8 miles and is one of the most well-known scenic drives in the world.

Recently, I had the opportunity to drive from San Francisco south on the PCH to Santa Monica. Along the way I passed though Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, Monterey, Big Sur, Ragged Point, San Simeon, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Solvang, Santa Barbara, and Malibu.

Along the way I saw many farms, pumpkin patches, some local car shows, and some breathtaking beaches and views.

Here are some of the views along the way.

Photography by Nicole James 

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan