Good road maps of the Pacific Coast Highway are obviously essential for anyone planning to drive the trip. If you want to buy a PCH map, the Amazon box takes you to some of the best ones we've found. At the bottom of the page we've put an interactive Google map which shows just the stretch of road between Dana Point and Oxnard that is officially designated the Pacific Coast Highway.
But we don't believe in re-inventing the wheel. There is already an excellent website which provides free downloadable maps of the Pacific Coast Highway section by section.
Here's a map showing the route of the official Pacific Coast Highway, between Dana Point and Oxnard. You can click on the link below the map to open it in a separate window, where you can zoom in and examine the route in more detail. The only change we've made is that PCH stops in Oxnard, but we've extended it a short way to take you to where California State Route 1 joins US Route 101, and the two become one and the same route, carrying both numbers.
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To help you in choosing your Pacific Coast Highway hotel, guesthouse, inn, bed-and-breakfast, resort, motel or other accommodations, we've prepared our Pacific Coast Highway Hotels Guide. In it we do mini-reviews of accommodations along the Highway, from Seattle to San Diego, through Washington, Oregon, and California.
In all there are over 200 hotels listed, complete with 8 pages of color maps showing the towns where our recommended hotels can be found. There are both alphabetical and geographical indexes, helping you plan your journey.
We also include color photos of all the hotels that are our Personal Favorites. Here's the link to read more about our ebook guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels.
The 2016 edition of our Hotels Guide is available with maps and color photos (if you have a color reader) in the US Kindle Store for only $4.99 and in the UK Kindle Store and other Kindle stores worldwide at prices based on the US price.
If you want a paperback edition of the 2016 guide with only black and white photos and black-and-white maps, it costs $6.99 at the US Amazon Book Store and £4.99 in the UK Amazon Store.