We stopped at a few of the more noteworthy sites along the highway. Pfeiffer State Beach is a bleak and rocky spot with windswept cypress trees and purplish sand. We walked to the northern rocks on the cove and were surprised to see that people had been building rock piles down there, so we added a few of our own.
McWay falls is one of the iconic sights along the coast (just try Googling "McWay Falls" for images to see about a million that people have taken before me. I couldn't resist trying my hand because it is just too picturesque!