Only the residents know how beautiful this place is. The average person is zooming by on Hwy 101 at 70 mph looking at the exit signs, mouthing "loam-poke", "lumpok", hmmmm "lome-pock"? No matter how you say it, this region is the real start of rural central coast beauty when driving northbound. Take the Highway 1 exit - near the tunnels & start wandering. The coastal mountain range, the wildlife and wildflowers, the wineries and canyons, the cliffs, the rugged coastline, the mild weather... are just to name a few delights.