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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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Great place for watching sunset

Before the sunset, the fall, the beach, the sea and plants around were in a lovely color. I think it a great time for girls to have their photos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before the sunset, the fall, the beach, the sea and plants around were in a lovely color. I think it a great time for girls to have their photos.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park was one of the highlights on our Californian road trip - the scenery was spectacular - highly recommended.

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Vallabh Vidya Nagar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful spot and you can visit it quickly if you are driving past, or spend more time as we did. This is the type of scenery that the California coast is famous for. The lookout over McWay Falls is awesome (you can't go down to the beach) and there is a reason why there are tons... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can do the famed McWay Falls hike from this park, though views from atop outside of the park are really spectacular as well. We came here to hike Ewoldsen Trail which I highly recommend. Leads up, up into the forest with spontaneous outlooks over the coast. Streams, gorgeous trees, and quite a climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our drive down the coast. Mcway falls is something you just have to see.Parking is minimal so get there early.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very touristic spot, but when you get there you will understand why. This is Big sur coast nature landscape at it's best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here often. No matter what the weather, it's always a super special spot. It can get a little busy so best to get here first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware that this week 5th August, many state parks in Big Sur are closed due to the forest fires raging in the hills behind. Many of the turnouts and lookouts are also closed due to fire fighting equipment so check the state parks website before you travel.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park was closed but we pulled over to at least look down and its spectacular!! Wish we could've went down but it's a site to see for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great stop on your way to LA or San Francisco. If you are driving the Pacific coast line, you have to make a stop here. Parking sometimes is limited, and you will have to park on the street. The view is breathtaking, but you can't go to the beach, just watch it from far. Still is a... More 

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