Sand Dollar Beach

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One of the prettiest drives I have ever made is the coastal Highway 1 from Monterey south through Big Sur. Driving the van on the curvy one lane road is awesome tucked into a spiral sea shell.

Camping can be at a premium especially on summer weekends but if your can find a spot, nab it. The coastal views are stunning so take a few days to linger longer than the average day-tripper.

This stop we were lucky enough to find a walk-in site overlooking the “big blue” at Sand Dollar Beach, west of the one.

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Surfing, beachcombing, or just kickin’ back and enjoying the perfect day is the way to spend time here. We happened to find our own private cave. A shady retreat for Carlos and a trove of treasures for Hali. For me, it was the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday, months before football-in my own man cave watching the surf.

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And, as its name implies, Sand Dollar Beach lives up to the token treasures buried in the sand. If you find a sand dollar, nab it. Otherwise the next beachcomber will cash in.

An R&R stop here for us definitely paid off.

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We are a couple who took the first step toward a life of traveling in May, 2015. Staying within the continental US, we amp'd the adventure-factor by traveling in a VW Vanagon, circa 1985. Our mission is to share irresistible and compelling stories conceived from this lifestyle of travel.

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