Arroyo Hondo Vista Point
If you forgot to bring your binoculars, no worry. Use the recently installed telescope and binoculars to scan the ocean for migrating whales and other distant objects.
Interpretative Information Display
The history of the Gaviota Coast is on display at this southbound turnout off Hwy 101
Arroyo Hondo Bridge
The bridge was built in 1918. It was the first complex bridge built by the California Highway Commission, the agency prior to Caltrans, and not by an outside construction firm. It served both directions of US 101 until 1950 when the highway was expanded, then it was reserved for southbound traffic. It was bypassed in 1984, but Caltrans wisely recognized its historical value and left it in place. It now serves as a scenic overlook.
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Address: 15550 El Camino Real
Check out the seven interpretive panels covering the history of the Gaviota Coast on display at this easy- off, easy-on turnout along southbound Hwy 101. Stretch your legs and walk across an old section of Hwy 1 that bridged Arroyo Hondo Canyon.