Lucia is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California. It is located 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Lopez Point, at an elevation of 354 feet (108 m). Lucia is one of the three small settlements of gas stations, restaurants, and motels located along State Route 1 on the Big Sur coast. The ZIP Code is 93920, but mail sent to Lucia must be addressed "Big Sur", and the community is inside area code 831.
A post office operated at Lucia from 1900 to 1933, moving in 1906, and from 1936 to 1938. The name honors the first postmaster that was Violet Lucia Dani (1878-1947).
Lucia Lodge (the place where this photo was taken) is an historic cliff-side resort located in the heart of the Big Sur coast.