Pacific Coast Highway 1 Guide

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About this app

Welcome to the GPS-enabled offline driving tour of California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway! Also known as Highway 1, this tour stretches from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It’s one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

This comprehensive scenic tour along California’s Pacific Coast Highway covers four scenic segments:

■ SF to Monterey:
Drive the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Monterey (or in the other direction)! Explore Pedro Point, Maverick’s beach, Santa Cruz, and more.

■ Monterey’s 17 Mile Drive:
Discover the world-famous 250-year-old Lone Cypress tree, a plethora of sea lions and seals on the shore, and the beautiful Pebble Beach.

■ Big Sur- Monterey to SLO:
Drive from Monterey to San Luis Obispo (or the other way), the most scenic section of the Pacific Coast Highway! Explore picturesque Carmel cottages, Instagram-famous Bixby Bridge, beautiful McWay Falls, and the amazing Elephant Seal Vista Point.

■ San Luis Obispo to LA:
Drive the Pacific Coast Highway from SLO to LA (or the opposite way)! This stretch of the famous road trip is host to world-famous beaches like Malibu, fascinating Santa Barbara history, and the beautiful Guadalupe Dunes.

Popular points of interest along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH):

■ Pedro Point
■ Gray Whale Cove & Mavericks Beach
■ Half Moon Bay
■ Pigeon Point Lighthouse
■ Butano & Año Nuevo State Park
■ Santa Cruz Boardwalk & Mystery Spot
■ Carmel-by-the-Sea
■ Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
■ Bixby Creek Bridge
■ Big Sur
■ Pfeiffer Beach & Canyon Bridge
■ Seal Beach Scenic Overlook
■ Big Creek Bridge
■ Piedras Blancas Light Station
■ Elephant Seal Vista Point
■ Hearst Castle
■ Morro Bay
■ Bubblegum Alley
■ Pismo Beach
■ Guadalupe
■ El Camino Real
■ Goleta’s Butterfly Grove
■ Thousand Steps Beach & Stearns Wharf
■ Ventura
■ Malibu
■ LA: Santa Monica
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■ California Bundle:
There’s no place on earth like California, and this ultimate bundle gives you the complete Golden State experience! Cruise down the picture-perfect Pacific Coast Highway, spot some celebs in LA and hit the beaches in historic La Jolla. Or take time to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature at Lake Tahoe or Joshua Tree National Park. Plus, hack into the tech sector in Silicon Valley and cross the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran! California’s a huge, beautiful state, so why limit yourself to just one part of it?


■ Plays automatically: The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.

■ Fascinating stories: Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.

■ Works offline: No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.

■ Freedom of travel: No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.

■ Award-winning platform: The app developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use it for over a million tours/year.

■ Free demo vs full access: Check out the totally free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all of the stories.


■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.

Just download the app and get started!

NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.
Updated on
Dec 5, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

22 reviews
Virginia Tom
July 2, 2021
This app has good info. But it needs work. We did the PCH tour from LA to SF. But parts of it had incorrect or incomplete directions, and were for the opposite of our direction. They obviously just used the same recordings as the SF to LA, and just played them in reverse. We missed a couple of turn offs for sites because the signs they referred to were in the other direction. It's not particularly helpful to hear about Monterey or Big Sur AFTER we already went there, for example.
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Action Tour Guide
July 6, 2021
Thanks for the feedback. While the content is the same whether you go from SF to LA or vice versa, there shouldn’t be anything playing in the “wrong” direction. Is it possible that you were listening to the opposite version? I’d love some more detail - could you reach out via
Isa Bella
July 3, 2020
This is truly one of the most scenic, peaceful, and sunny drives in the entire country! We had a phenomenal time on every minute of this roadtrip, from the moment we left SF until we hit LA’s beach. The audio tour was a great add on and helped make each sight more special and memorable (and convinced us to actually stop at a couple places we hadn’t originally planned). The only quibble is that the audio is timed to the location so if you’re driving over the speed limit (we sometimes did), it wil
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Action Tour Guide
July 6, 2020
We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!
William Son
July 4, 2020
Great accompaniment for the ”ultimate American scenic drive”. I was initially confused by the different options but the “Full Tour” basically goes all the way from LA to SF or SF to LA (pick your route) and is broken into three parts. You don’t have to take all three days to do the tour if you don’t want to though. Just remember to switch to the next part of the tour if you are driving it faster. You can also take the 17 Mile Drive detour in Pebble Beach, Monterey.
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Action Tour Guide
July 4, 2020
We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

What's new

California Bundle Added.