Pacific Coast Highway 1 Guide 4+

California Driving Audio Tour

17 Mile Drive Day Trips

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 58 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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! The tour also includes a popular scenic detour along Monterey’s world-famous 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach.

This comprehensive scenic tour along California’s Highway 1 (the famous Pacific Coast Highway) covers three scenic segments:

SF to Monterey:
Drive the Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 from San Francisco to Monterey (or in the other direction)! Explore Pedro Point, Maverick’s beach, Santa Cruz, and more.

Big Sur- Monterey to SLO:
Drive Big Sur, 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 Highway 1 road trip is host to world-famous beaches like Malibu, fascinating Santa Barbara history, and the beautiful Guadalupe Dunes.

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide?

Popular points of interest along Highway 1 or 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
■ Monterey & 17 Mile Drive
■ 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


■ 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.


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.


■ Monterey 17 Mile Drive
■ Downtown San Francisco Tour
■ Golden Gate Bridge Tour
■ Silicon Valley Tech Tour

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.

What’s New

Version 1.6

New Audio Tour added!
Supports AirPods Control.
Background Download.
Bug fixes and Performance Improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

TVBrain ,

Tragedy at every turn!

A nice counter to the epic beauty of PCH is the Action Tour Guide narrator. Nearly every point of interest between Ventura and Carmel is marked by something horrible. Fires, floods, death, extinction! We would wait in anticipation for the tragic turn to every story and laugh out loud when it came without fail. It became a game for us to predict and embellish the dark side of every mark on the map.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your feedback! We’re so glad you enjoyed your drive along PCH, and we appreciate your comment about the nature of the stops between Ventura and Carmel. We just released a new version of the tour after taking your review into consideration and added more than 20+ new stops. Feel free to download the tour again as it is valid for lifetime. And remember that we have plenty of other tours (with both dark and uplifting stories).

OceanStateOfMind ,

5 stars for both tour & drive

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 will occasionally cut off when you hit the next one. This happens infrequently though (and was clearly our mistake) so I will continue to rate 5.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

Careful Reviewer ,

Highly recommended buy!

We were doing the Highway 1 road trip and had used their App for LA to San Luis Obispo. We loved that App, so we went all in and bought all their tours for Highway 1 upto SF. You won’t regret it. It works beautifully and makes the drive interesting and informative with titbits about the area we were driving through. Since it is GPS enabled, we just had the phone hooked to the car stereo and periodically it pointed out facts along the way.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

App Privacy

The developer, 17 Mile Drive Day Trips, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

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