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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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This is a very cool hidden gem. It's a little hard to find but well worth it. It's beautiful and secluded, my family had a great time here. There is a small entrance fee to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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139 reviews 139 reviews
54 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very cool hidden gem. It's a little hard to find but well worth it. It's beautiful and secluded, my family had a great time here. There is a small entrance fee to get in. Don't miss this place.

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Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We made this beach our little 'treasure hunt' on our trip from LA to San Fran. on the PCH. It was the one thing that we were determined to find. Unfortunately we didn't find it until it was almost sundown because of vague descriptions. We had been at Nepenthe and just left from dinner when we drove by the sign... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great beach! There is a small fee to use it, but the beach is beautiful and secluded. There is pink and purple sand, and plenty of rocks to explore. Great place for a picnic and a photographers dream beach. Look for the narrow road sign and turn down that road from Pacific Highway.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Secluded location, pet and family friendly. Bring everything you need because there is only a public bathroom out there. And bring patience, because some days you will have to wait in line for parking. But it is worth it!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We arrived early to our inn and couldn't check in. The woman at the desk insisted we see Pfeiffer Beach and it's "purple sand". It was five minutes away and we had nothing else to do. After driving a mile down a steep, winding road it cost ten dollars to get in. The high wind was chilly and no one... More 

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Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The entrance for this beach is a bit hide but this is part of the fun in my opinion (for the less adventurous go to this link http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1638260). The beach is beautiful and the purple sand at some patches is very distinct. Notice that there is no infrastructure so take your water, snacks. There is a free toilet but it... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Probably the most unusual, most beautiful beach I have ever seen. The colourful purple sands creating magical patterns with every ebb and flow is spellbinding and unique. The view, the rock formations in the water, the waves crashing around and through is a feast for the senses. Great for walking. Great for sitting and contemplating. Great for simply being and... More 

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Madera, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The first time we visited was in November of 2014; not windy at all. Second visit, April 2015; where did all the wind come from?! The wind was awful and kicked up so much sand. It was in my hair and it was very uncomfortable to be pelted with sand for the few hours we were there. That said, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Was told from a local. Kind of hard to find if you don't know where to look but WOW. WENT AT SUNSET Amazing went back the next day. Great rock formations and colorful sand hardly anyone else there great pics and memories

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Solana Beach, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful hidden beach with large rock formations. Road is not marked off Highway 1. Fairly windy and cool when we went and parking is limited.

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