Tag Archives: Big Sur

Sexy Cat Room at the Bridge Street Inn

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Ragged Point only 24 miles north of the Bridge Street Inn

Ragged Point Inn and Resort is located 24 miles north of the Bridge Street Inn on Highway 1.  An amazing coastline lies below the resort.  The steep Ragged Point trail offers breathtaking views of the coastline.  Once on the beach look up.  You will see Black Swift Falls that cascades from 300 feet.



Central Coast, California Music Venue Guide

Bridge Street Inn guests!!! I met the Electric Howlers at the 927 Beer Company located in Cambria, CA. Last night they played at Fernwood Resort just up the road in Big Sur. Guests when booking your room at the Bridge Street Inn always check the music venues in the surrounding area. Music before accommodations!!!!!

Heading to Cambria from San Francisco.

Big Sur:

Fernwood Resort

Henry Miller Library

Santa Cruz:

The Catalyst

Moe’s Alley

Rio Theater

The Crepe Place

Flynn’s Cabaret and Steak House


Golden State Theater

Planet Gemini

Music venues with in 33 miles of the Bridge Street Inn.  The Bridge Street Inn is located half way between SF and LA on highway 1.  

Paso Robles:

Vina Robles Amphitheater


Seed and Soul

927 Beer Company

Morro Bay:

The Siren

San Luis Obispo:

Fremont Theater

Slow Brew

Boo Boo Records has a comprehensive list of upcoming shows in the area


Avila Beach Resort

Heading to Cambria from Los Angles

Santa Barbara:

Santa Barbara Bowl

Grenada Theater

Velvet Jones


Ventura Theater


Joshua Tree

Pappy and Harriet’s

Joshua Tree visitor guide


Fox Theater

Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace

Music production companies on the Central Coast

Folk Yeah

Good Medicine Presents

NumbSkull Productions

Please contact if you would like a music venue added to the list

Why Stay at the Bridge Street Inn for 3 Nights?

Overnight guest receive 20% off a 3 night reservation. 

Entire Bridge Street Inn rental and cottage rental guests receive 15% off a 3 night reservation. 

Why stay 3 nights?  

Day 1:  Hearst Castle is located 8 miles North of the Inn.   The Castle offers multiple daily tours.  Across from the castle is the William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.  A popular beach, this protected cove offers visitors pier fishing, kayak/paddleboard, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and an eucalyptus forest to explore. A short walk from the beach is Sebastian’s General Store.  Inside you can enjoy a causual-chic grass fed Hearst burger and the Hearst Ranch Winery wine bar. 

Day 2:  23 miles North of the Inn is Salmon Creek Falls. This is your opportunity to explore the southern part of Big Sur.  Between Cambria and Salmon Creek Falls are many unpopulated beaches with no cell phone reception.  One of my favorites is San Carpoforo Beach.  Salmon Creek Falls, Ragged Point Fire Road trail and Buckeye Camp trail system offers amazing picnic spots like at Estrella Camp, swimming holes, and hiking.  Just south of Salmon Creeks Falls is Ragged Point.  A perfect stop to enjoy a cup of coffee with amazing views.  Also between Cambria and the falls are the most interesting critters called Elephant Seals.  Well worth a stop.

Day 3:  No drive day.  Explore the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.  Catch the trail a few blocks from the Inn.  Hike all the way to the ocean.  Take a book, postcards, and journal to Moonstone Beach.   Enjoy Cambria’s many restaurants, coffee shops, galleries and yoga studios.

Hiking the Ragged Point Fire Road Trail at Sunset


One of the best hikes on the Central Coast of California is 25 miles North of the Bridge Street Inn.  Park at the south turnout a stone’s throw away from Ragged Point.  Walk through the gate on the East side of the highway.  The trail is rather strenuous.  Up and back is 4 miles with a 1700′ elevation gain.  For a majority of the hike the ocean will be in sight.  The dramatic ocean views will accommodate the adventurer who wants to go for a quick 30 minute hike or the hiker who will make it to the top but on their own slow pace.  Beauty unfolds at every turn.

At the top of the ridge lives a sea of green grass and oak trees.  Rest against an oak tree.  Take in vista views of the ocean to the west and mountains valley’s to the east.  The ridge top is rather flat with a few gentle rolling small hills tops.

For more detailed information including a map check out the Hiking in Big Sur-Ragged Point Fire Road Trail link.

One of the benefits of ending a hike near Ragged Point is you can their enjoy the restaurant and coffee shop.  Here is a link to the Ragged Point restaurant menu.

Sunset above ragged point, big sur californiaIMG_6035IMG_6037IMG_6038





Artist Megan Marunowski is at the Bridge Street Inn

With her love for new experiences in nature and being surrounded with various cultures of the world, Megan Marunowski is one of the new additions to the community of eclectic people at The Bridge Street Inn in Cambria, California. The city resides in the heart of the Central Coast and sits at the Mouth of Big Sur Country, with beautiful views for travelers and locals alike. She wishes to expand her skills by seeking new opportunities and work trades while on her journey through the country.

Texas born and raised, Megan has a background in Contemporary dance and Fine Arts. With a BFA in Photography, Megan has continued to grow as a photographer, with a wide range of subject matter, from action-packed live music journalism to capturing the striking beauty of the landscape. As a previous teacher in Art Education, Megan found joy in spreading knowledge and self- expression through concepts of art, science and nature — these are the passions that led her to start traveling in New Zealand in 2016. She has been embracing the nomadic lifestyle ever since, continually creating photography and making new connections with people from around the world.

Learn more about Megan, her adventures’, and art on Instagram

Bridge Street Inn


Heartwarming moments under beautiful, sunny skies


Best seats in town for early morning conversations and a hot cup in your hand


When life gives you lemons, share with all!


Brandon’s Muesli will brighten any day

Big Sur


Sunset Waves, Sand Dollar Beach


Morning Hues, Moonstone Beach


As the Fog Rises, McWay Falls


Beyond the Horizon, Big Sur



Nautical Orb, 2017


Wayward Wild, 2017


Tropic of Paradise, 2017


Summit Halo, 2017


Afternoon Jade Cove Adventure

If you are a rock hound and want a good story start talkin to the locals at the Cambria Ale House.  Don’t be surprised if a local pulls out a piece of Jade from their pocket or show you a piece of Jade that has been fashioned into a ring.  They will tell you stories about obsessed rock hounds that put on scuba gear and brave the cold pacific and the currents looking for Jade on the ocean floor.  Other rock hounds risk the slick shale rock trail down to the cove and venture knee deep into the tide pools knowing that a sleeper wave can hit that at any moment.   All this excitement can be found at Jade Cove 37.5 north of the Bridge Street Inn located in the Big Sur.

Jamie and Fern on the treacherous slick shale trail to the cove.

Brian scans for sleeper waves while digging in the pool.

I look up to see Brian hit by a big wave. I hold my breath ………. thank god he is all right.

The jade found this afternoon.

As we hike back to the Jeep the marine layer lifts to show the Santa Lucia Mountains.

Don’t miss out on the Big Sur Jade Festival OCT 5, 6, 7.  Book a room now at the Bridge Street Inn.

Click here for Big Sur Jade Festival info.