By Deb Flomberg
Looking for some good spots to drive around California? There is probably only one highway that is nationally-known for its views, and that is the Pacific Coast Highway. Though it runs a fairly long distance along the coast of California, there are several spots that have been closed or re-routed due to road conditions over the years. However, there are still plenty of great spots along the Pacific Coast Highway (which is also known as California State Route 1) to have a beautiful drive and catch some stunning scenery.
The PCH is known for its coastal beauty, though it is also a major highway in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It originally opened in the 1930s, but it received its official designation as Highway 1 in 1964. If you head North from the busy Santa Monica State Beach Park, you’ll find a beautiful drive up the PCH to a quieter area, and another lovely beach.
The Will Rogers State Beach is one and three quarters of a mile along the Pacific shore, and is the perfect spot for a scenic drive that you won’t forget. Pack up your S400 Hybrid Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino, and get ready for a picturesque drive and plenty of great photo opportunities. And since you are in a Hybrid Sedan, you won’t have to worry about the cost of gas as you drive along the PCH.
Once you’ve had enough of the drive, and you are ready to stretch your legs, exit the PCH at Temescal Canyon Road to enjoy Will Rogers State Beach. With plenty of swimming, skin diving, volleyball and lots of great walkways and bike paths, there is a lot to enjoy at this beach. However, since there is no major pier, it tends to be more of a “local” beach and less crowded with tourists.
Enjoy your trip down the PCH to Temescal Canyon Road, and make the trip in style with your S400 Hybrid Sedan.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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