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Address: Sycamore Canyon Road, Right off Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: (805) 434-1996
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My most favorite beach in the world

The short hike from the parking lot along with the winding drive down the narrow road after finding the turn-off are all well worth it as you arrive at a beautiful secluded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The short hike from the parking lot along with the winding drive down the narrow road after finding the turn-off are all well worth it as you arrive at a beautiful secluded spot. I took my family there as we traveled the California coast. I had been there years ago and had a fantastic fresh lunch spread while enjoying the... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You must come here to watch the sunset and bring a picnic. Also take a walk through the little caves. It is such an incredible place!

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San Jose, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is not a easy beach to find, there are no signs posted telling you where to turn. Once I found the beach I was told by rangers there would be a 20 to 30 minute wait to get a parking space. Once I was parked it was an easy walk to the beach from the parking lot. That particular... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I was at this beach 6 years ago and happened upon it again. Never gets old. The road to the beach has no sign. I asked a local at the post office and he directed me to it. On Rte 1 N past the post office you will see a yellow sign showing a road on the left (that' the... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Big Sur and Highway 1 are full of places to stop. This is just a short walk from the road but the scenery is outstanding and one that you recognise straight away from the countless pictures posted on the internet. A must stop for anyone driving Highway 1

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California
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nothing about Big Sur can be missed but this is definitely the top of the list. What a stunning view no matter what time of year you visit. The road you take might be a little hard to find but just look for the road that says No trucks or trailers and you're on the right way. It's a 2... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

amazing natural beauty, a must see if you are driving through the big sur. just a short walk from the road down to the viewing area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It hard to find the road to the beach it worth looking for. I think the best time to visit is in Decemer

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Johnson, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was one of our stops on coastal highway 1. It was on the list of things to see and it truly is a beautiful site. Not much of a hike,pretty flat and short but well worth it.The water was so clear and the falls right on the beach is pretty cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

One of the most stunning beaches in California and perhaps the world. It is a wild and rugged beach and I would be wary of swimming there. But beachcombing , a walk or just sitting and watching the sea are perfect options.

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