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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 8316672315
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A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is...

A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.

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Heart wrenching beauty at the edge of western civilization

The beach, the redwoods, the waterfalls, and camping above the waves of the Pacific, I probably should not rate this as it is coveted by more and more locals, Prime camping sites... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Gilroy, California
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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beach, the redwoods, the waterfalls, and camping above the waves of the Pacific, I probably should not rate this as it is coveted by more and more locals, Prime camping sites above the ocean arte gone for the season within MINUTES of them becoming available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you stop to see nothing else on the coast, stop to see mcvey falls. Extremely short walk. Only negative was small formal parking lot but worth parking on side of street for.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to just park and choose a trail and get lost. There is a $10 fee to park and not a lot of parking. You can park on side of road if you can find a space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance was included with the point lobos 10$ entry fee we paid earlier so save it if you’re planning visiting more than one state park (good for the same day only)! There were not many parking spaces available inside the park but we managed to find a good spot. Trail is on a high ledge but well secured with fences.... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are driving along Big Sur, it is definitely worth stopping at Julia Pfeiffer Buns State Park to see McWay Falls. We were fortunate to visit in June before the wildfires. We parked in the small parking lot and followed the trail to the falls overlook. We also followed the trail in the other direction along the coast (lovely... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must. The view of the falls is incredible. We Parked our car on the side road of highway 1 and walked the short trail down the road. It's a 10 min walk and the view is unforgettable. Don't miss it!!

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unforgettable drive with wonderful vistas and so many places to stop and take in all that nature has to offer! A must!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park itself is a redwood wonderland. The shore is clean and beautiful! Breathtaking, I live in paradise!

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Petersburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must stop on your drive south on PCH1. It is $10 cash to pay to park in a self-serve envelope. After a short walk down a trail you come to excellent views of McWay Falls. We didn't walk the beach, but just the above view is well worth the stop

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful places on the California coastline. We were there on a beautiful day and there were many incredible views. We could see whales off the coastline. The McWay Falls were fantastic. We didn't get to explore as much as we wanted because of the wildfire, but I would love to go back when I have the... More 

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