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Pfeiffer Beach

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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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Best Beach! Well Kept Secret!

This is the most beautiful beach in the area but is hard to find. The signs off of Hwy. 1 are hard to see but it's well worth looking for because it's just gorgeous! The rock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Montgomery, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful beach in the area but is hard to find. The signs off of Hwy. 1 are hard to see but it's well worth looking for because it's just gorgeous! The rock formations along the ocean are amazing and there's several hiking trails worth taking. Of all the beach areas we visited from Big Sur to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Pfeiffer beach is secluded off a one lane road on the west side of Highway 1. the beach itself has an awesome rock formation with a doorway in it that provides some dramatic pictures. the purple sand threaded beach is also nice to stroll along and enjoy the sound of crashing waves and cool ocean breezes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great beach, amazing scene. As many point out, parking is very limited. We had to park on the highway and make the 2 mile trek down to the beach, and the nice walk was absolutely worth it! The restrooms are functional but not much more. Shouldn't be missed if you're in the area.

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evanston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great secluded beach with a short walk around to see the purple sand. Seems like more of an adventure due to the rugged road you must travel down to reach the parking.

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SIERRA MADRE
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You do need to pay attention when driving out from Hwy 1 to this beach. The road is narrow and winding and has lots of poorly marked off-shoots that make you doubt your way, unless you have a good GPS guilding you. There were moments going past people's houses by the side of the road that did not seem like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have never been to this beach when visiting that the wind wasn't blowing sand into your face.If you can figure out when it doesn' t blow it might be worth visiting.We will probably not go back since there are so many nicer,equally pretty beaches in this area.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The detour off highway one into Sycamore canyon takes you to a magical spot. The trees at the entrance, the magenta sand and the window to the west.

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s.forida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is beach perfected. The panorama view. The drive into the beach was about two miles. Be careful when you are driving as the road does become one way at times. You will have to share the road. It is totally worth the ride.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We are currently driving down the coast I had reviews about this beach and we really wanted to stop on the way my girls were very excited about the purple sand we seen on the photos people post. And here is our review, easy entrance to see from the freeway you have to drive down a angle road and it's... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a great walk to an awesome beach. I surfed the left that sometimes comes in on the south side of the beach. It is a great photo opportunity especially at sunset, when you can view through the rock islands. nice little parking lot is at the half way point from the highway. try to go at low tide when... More 

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Address: Address: Sycamore Canyon Road, Right off Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: (805) 434-1996
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur

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