Cast adrift in the middle are some of Big Sur’s biggest attractions, like historic inn Deetjen’s and the famous restaurant, Nepenthe.
Oh, and close to 500 residents, stranded along this isolated enclave of highway, which they have come to call “the island”.
Four must-see spots in one of the most romantic villages.
As romantic as cities can be, there is something magical about escaping the winter slush and post-holiday crowds with your partner to immerse yourself in the isolated beauty of a place like Big Sur, a remote, mile-long village on California's Central Coast that's a two hour drive south on the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco.
Kate Bosworth may have married in Montana, but she too has Big Sur (both the town and the 2013 film) to thank for introducing her to her now-husband, director Michael Polish.