Big Sur holds many treasures tucked away in its mysterious, majestic mountains. On your first drive through the winding road it seems very desolate, nearly abandoned. All you feel is the heart throb of the ocean as the waves crash onto the rocks looming over the sea. It wasn’t until we took a road trip South down Hwy 1 with our dear friend Caitlin that we were introduced to the real Big Sur and its hidden gems. Crystal clear, ice-blue water pools, a clean, glassy point break you can hike out to, camping, and organic gardens high up in the hills await, so make friends with the locals!