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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 8316672315
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is...
A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
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Stunning!

My friend and I went here in the evening as the sun was setting. It was absolutely stunning. It wasn't too crowded and was very calm and peaceful. So beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went here in the evening as the sun was setting. It was absolutely stunning. It wasn't too crowded and was very calm and peaceful. So beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The flies were gnarly and the squirrels, although cute, were everywhere. They climb all over everything as soon as someone vacates a site. Not too sanitary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really impossible to overstate the soothing calm of this riverside park. Now you know what a hobbit feels like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

OMG! Loved it ! Quick stop off Pacific Highway. Short walk up to see the waterfall. The best photo opportunities. Videoed the waterfall. Just Spectacular!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very short hike reveals an amazing view that will leave you speechless. There used to be a home there...imagine waking up to that beauty everyday. Waterfalls on a lovely cove, ocean cliffs and the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite state park in the Monterrey area. I make it a point to visit during the rain season in winter whenever I'm in Central CA, as I love photographing the 60-foot waterfall falling onto the beach (you can see the waterfall on many CA postcards). There is parking across the road (CA Highway 1) in the Julia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

They have a nice variety of views and hiking here for all ages. Julia Pfeiffer Burns has stunning views of the McWays falls, Ocean cliffs and redwoods on the valley floor. They also have some medium to longer hikes through here with ocean vistas. It has a fairly large parking lot and street parking(important on this section of the PCH).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the Redwoods. Beautiful views. Hiked with younger children and they kids with the uphill hike. Nice to have the cafe at the base

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After the pictures and reviews on TripAdvisor and the internet, I was expecting to be overwhelmed. And this unique sight - a waterfall into the ocean - was indeed beautiful. But it was not very big, and from the path across the inlet, it was not even that easy to see. You couldn't get very close, and you couldn't get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful beach, great for a picnic, explore the rock zen garden on the other end of beach! Very Windy!

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Address: Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 8316672315
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur

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