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Ragged Point
On the Big Sur coast, Los Padres National Forest, California

The Ragged Point Inn and Resort occupies a flat-topped promontory 350 feet above the ocean. For those coming from the south it provides a dramatic first glimpse of the Big Sur coast.

In the 1950's development here consisted of a snack bar with a sign that said simply "EAT". Since then it has grown to a complex of buildings with a gas station/convenience store, restaurant, gift shop, and 39 hotel rooms. The views in all directions are spectacular.

Ragged Point Inn and Resort

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On Highway One just north of Ragged Point

On Highway One just north of Ragged Point

The square promontory of Ragged Point juts boldly out from the southern Big Sur coast.

Ragged Point, California

Date photographed: January 9, 2006
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Ragged Point Inn

Ragged Point Inn

The Ragged Point Inn marks the southernmost end of the rugged Big Sur coast.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: September 16, 2015
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Gardens at Ragged Point Inn

Gardens at Ragged Point Inn

Landscaped grounds and a full range of facilities at the Ragged Point Inn, including a cliff-top wedding pagoda.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: September 16, 2015
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North from Ragged Point

North from Ragged Point

A group of Argentinian motorcyclists touring the California coast pose for a group picture at Ragged Point.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: September 16, 2015
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Ragged Point viewpoint

Ragged Point viewpoint

One of several dramatic viewpoints looking north along the Big Sur coast from the Ragged Point Inn.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: September 16, 2015
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South from Ragged Point Inn

South from Ragged Point Inn

Guest rooms and the solarium at the Ragged Point Inn face south along the coast.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: September 16, 2015
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San Carpoforo from Highway One at Ragged Point

San Carpoforo from Highway One at Ragged Point

Just south of Ragged Point the coastal highway reaches a last summit then drops rapidly to the flat coastal terraces that stretch from San Carpofor to San Simeon.

near Ragged Point on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: April 4, 2012
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