Fort Bragg to Carmel

Aug 8th, 2010, 08:06 PM
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Fort Bragg to Carmel

Has anyone drove from Fort Bragg to Carmel along Highway 1 ?
How long does it take?
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Aug 8th, 2010, 08:47 PM
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It will take a very long time, particularly north of SF. South of SF, the drive is more pleasant and only marginally longer than taking 101 or 280 to 17 or even Gilroy before going to the coast.

To find out estimated time, Google map one location and ask for directions, giving Mendocino and Point Reyes Station as two in-between points. That should give you the coastal route with distances and estimated times.
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Aug 8th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Instead of typing in Mendocino, type in Bodega Bay.
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Aug 8th, 2010, 09:05 PM
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Thanks for your responses.
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Aug 9th, 2010, 07:16 AM
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We have done this several times. It is about 300 miles and takes seven hours behind the wheel if you include the stretch of Highway 1 which goes through Half Moon Bay (which we do). You can save an hour or so of driving by getting off Highway 1 at Bodega Bay.

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Aug 9th, 2010, 05:14 PM
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When are you doing this drive? Our coastal areas haven't seen much sun this summer. Spending a whole day driving in the fog is not that much fun.
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Aug 14th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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Is there much to see on Hwy 1 from Fort Bragg to SF?
Or is it better to drive down 101?
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Aug 14th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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"Is there much to see on Hwy 1 from Fort Bragg to SF?"

Absolutely!! -- it is an even better/more scenic drive than from SF to Carmel. Are you asking about doing it in one day? I wouldn't -- too far, too slow, and too much to see.

It makes more sense to do the slow/scenic route from Ft Bragg > SF and the fast route SF > Monterey. Even that would be a slog.

But two days makes even more sense.
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Aug 14th, 2010, 04:26 PM
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We like the drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz on Highway 1. It hugs the coast, it goes though Half Moon Bay, and it is quite beautiful.

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Aug 14th, 2010, 06:28 PM
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"We like the drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz on Highway 1. It hugs the coast, it goes though Half Moon Bay, and it is quite beautiful."

Of course it is. I never said it wasn't scenic/beautiful. Only that for the most part the north coast is even more so.

And neither leg is a fast drive -- so it is best done in two days and see both IMO.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 08:02 PM
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I am jumping in..I plan on driving from Miranda(Avenue of the Giants) to San Fran and plan on spending the night but wasn't sure where a good 1/2 way or 3/4 area stop on Highway 1. Any suggestions?
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