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State Route 1
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Route information
Defined by S&HC § 301
Maintained by Caltrans
Length 655.843 mi (1,055.477 km)
(broken into 5 pieces by U.S. Route 101)
Existed 1934–present
Major junctions
South end I-5 in Dana Point
  I-10 in Santa Monica
SR 34 in Oxnard
SR 46 near Cambria
SR 68 in Monterey
SR 17 in Santa Cruz
I-280 in Daly City
SR 20 near Fort Bragg
North end US 101 near Leggett
Highway system
State highways in California(list • pre-1964)
History • Unconstructed • Deleted • Freeway • Scenic
I-980 SR 2

State Route 1 (SR 1) is a major north-south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California.

Highway 1 includes parts called Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Highway, or Coast Highway. Its southern end is at Interstate 5 (I-5) near Dana Point in Orange County. Its northern end is at U.S. Highway 101 (US 101) near Leggett in Mendocino County. Highway 1 also at times runs together with US 101, through a 54-mile (87 km) stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and across the Golden Gate Bridge.

The highway is famous for running along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the USA. This is why people sometimes call it an 'All-American Road'. In addition to its scenic route to attractions along the coast, it is also a major thoroughfare in the Greater Los Angeles Area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and several other coastal urban areas.

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