Several shops catering to tourists are located along Highway One. In addition to the usual tourist trinkets, you will find some nice artwork and a few items left over from the era when the town was infiltrated by hippies, such as tie-dye baby socks. A general store offers more practical groceries and outdoor goods.
Thsi shop has it all....you need a week to check it all out!! Clothing boutique, bookstore, crafts, art, furnishings...the most unique store on the planet
What to buy: A Kaffe Fassett sweater for 3 grand...a "tobacco" pipe...a gong or two and a Nepenthe sweatshirt
What to pay: a little to alot
Spirit Gardens, right off Highway 101, has some absolutly wonderful arts and crafts with a hinduism, very spiritual theme to them. The vibe is very peaceful and casual. Stroll a garden path and check out all the wonderful crafts, all situalted outside in a wonderful plant life setting. There is also a outdoor stage for plays, poetry readings, folk music, and every entertainment venue linked to the bohemian lifestyle.
Heart Beat offers everything from,Jewlery to mucial instuments,books,music,clothes,and if you go to The Phoenix,step out onto the back Patio,for a surreal experience,the many wind chines,swaying to the pacific ocean winds.
What to buy: Of course,anything that say's Big Sur,with the famous Racoons,and Otters. And what I always buy,silly as it sounds,is the Campfire memories,small incense,that evoke smells around that campfire.
What to pay: 20-25.00 will take home many nice memories.