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“Amazing waterfall views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Big Sur
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
New York City, New York
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“Amazing waterfall views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Perfect hiking right next to the ocean! Fun drive down from greater Big Sur. Stunning view of the sea crashing into large rocks with a 50ft waterfall plummeting down to the beach. Unlike any other place on earth!

Visited August 2012
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“Gorgeous!!! gorgeous view!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

the incredible blue water will just mesmerize you..Dont miss out on this spot.Just a small walk to the picturesque place.. Although the view is from several feet but it still is very beautiful..

Visited May 2012
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Oakland, California, United States
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“Water-fall in love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This park had such a beautiful path and views of a natural waterfall. The entire area is kept in great condition and the native plants add a wonderful atmosphere.

All of our photos came out like professional photos from this area in Big Sur. We parked off of highway 1 to avoid parking fees.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“gorgeus scenic beach view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

loved it, has to be viewed from a walkway, but completely understand why this is. mysterious waterfall that disappears into the sand and a great story attached to the whole place

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful spot to stop at”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Even though you can't go down to the beach, the observation walk is quite nice. This is described as a river flowing into the Pacific Ocean....but the waterfall is not very large. Just not many places you can get this close to the beutiful california coastline. Pay $10 parking fee to park just a hort walk to the site.

Visited September 2012
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