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Big Sur is in Monterey County, in the Salinas metro area.

The community name comes from El Sur Grande, The Big South

The latitude of Big Sur is 36.270N. The longitude is -121.806W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 144 feet.


Big Sur is on the Pacific coastline
Once a redwood lumbering center
Filming location for:
· 1965 movie, "The Sandpiper"
· 1971 movie, "Play Misty for Me"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ansel Adams, photographer
Nearby parks & recreation: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Garrapata State Park
Scenic roads: Route 1
Historic sites and museums: Point Sur State Historic Park

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Monterey County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Sur political report.

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Hotels in Big Sur include Big Sur Lodge.

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