While most of the beaches in Big Sur are hard to get to, Garrapata is one of the most accessable. There is a network of paths along the bluffs and among the natives plants that erupt in flowers in spring. However, watch out for the poison oak. These paths all eventually lead to steps down to the beach, a wide sandy stretch backed by low cliffs. Be careful, as most often large, rough surf crashes on the beach. On smaller days a few surfers can be found, but this isn't a swimming beach.
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