Movies in Monterey by Location

Big Sur

A Woman Rebels


The Big Sur Hills appear in the background in a scene. See Also: Pebble Beach.

Basic Instinct


Scenes filmed at Garrapata Beach south of the Highlands; Garrapata Beach stood in for Marin County's Stinson Beach.
See Also: Carmel and Carmel Valley.



Scenes filmed at Bixby Creek on Highway 1 south of Carmel in which the driver of a large truck crosses the bridge and continues south until he reaches a turn in the road, where he drives over a cliff high above the ocean-- 10-15 seconds of the movie.

Celebration at Big Sur


Scenes filmed at Esalen, just south of Big Sur.

Deep Valley


Shot entirely on location in Big Sur and Big Bear; rugged portrayal of the landscape -- including heavy rainstorms was intended to show the stark drama of Big Sur life in those days.

Doctor Dolittle


Scenes filmed at the Doud Ranch over four days, south of Carmel Highlands.

Escape From Witch Mountain


Pebble Beach mansion just north of Lone Cypress, Big Sur, Pt. Lobos, Bixby Creek Bridge, and Carmel Valley.

Green Dolphin Street


Scenes filmed at the old Coast Guard station near Big Sur (standing in for a nunnery).





On Hwy. One. See Also: Carmel Valley.

My Son


Scenes filmed at Knotley (also known as Notley), landing on the coast south of Carmel heading toward Big Sur.

One-Eyed Jacks


Scenes filmed at Pfeiffer beach. See Also: Pebble Beach.

Paddy the Next Best Thing


Scenes filmed along the coast south of Carmel. See Also: Point Lobos.

Play Misty for Me


See Also: Carmel and Monterey.

Poetic Justice


Scenes filmed near Big Creek Bridge over a three-day period in June 1992.

Salome, Where She Danced


Scenes filmed south of Carmel on a dirt road at the entrance Garrapata Canyon.  See Also:  Point Lobos.



Background scenes for key elements in the movie filmed along the coastline between Carmel and Big Sur which stood in for England. There's footage of Hitchcock motoring up and down the scenic coastline. See Also: Carmel.

The Cat From Outer Space


See Also:  Salinas Valley.

The Limey


Terence Stamp, Leslie Ann Warren, Peter Fonda. Big Sur at Lucia Lodge, Hwy. 1. private home north of Lucia, and driving along Hwy. One

The Master Gunfighter


Scenes filmed south of Carmel at the Little Sur River and Garrapata Beach, including Rocky Point, where filmmakers built a town and then burned it

The Sandpiper


A temporary set at Doud Beach in Big Sur. See Also: Pebble Beach.

The Terror


Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, Nicholson said he was overcome by a wave while wearing a heavy costume and almost drowned in the surf at Big Sur during the filming and that Coppola, in charge of the Big Sur filming, went over budget by taking 11 days instead of three days at Big Sur.

Zandy's Bride


Scenes filmed in Andrew Molera State Park, where a set depicting Monterey in the 1870s was built.

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