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This beach wasn't easy to find.. but that made it even more special and less crowded than other nearby tourist sites. There's an entry fee to get in and no hikers allowed. You must enter by vehicle. The purple sand is unbelievable as is the...More
I was especially thankful for TripAdvisor when visiting this beach. We followed the directions I found on here for finding the place. :) Road to get to the beach is rutted and narrow, but doable. We got there around 11 and were able to park,...More
Beautiful, but a little effort to get to. So worth it!
Follow a long, unmarked, single lane, 2-way traffic, pot hole ridden road, down a winding hill for 15 min. 😜
This beach is adventurous. Not your typical sunbathing beach. Water is rough with high...More
Embark on the pfeffier beach and behold the key hole rocks. Due to sea crashing on the rocks the rocks got a hole in them which made them unique key hole rock. Pfeffier beach is also unique for its purple sand.
Parking spaces include one...More
We visited on a Tuesday in mid-June. As other reviews have stated, there is not a sign on Highway 1 for the beach. There is just a yellow sign saying no RVs or Trailers. The road to the beach is narrow and curvy, but was...More
We went in may, but we could not see much of manganese deposit on sand.hence it was not purple beach at all😉..the beach is quiet and secluded,but it is scenic too. Parking is limited hence suggest to arrive early on this beach.
This is one of my favorite beach along the California Coast. I've made many road trips up and down the coast of California for years and most of them includes a visit to this beach. During the weekend it's usually full so PLAN ahead so...More
We chose to spread some of my FIL ashes here because he loved this place - of course that was before it became so popular. The rock formations and the purple sand on the beach are absolutely beautiful.
Now this is a hidden gem & look forward to the next time we go to Big Sur. You need to know exactly where the turn off is for there is no signage, not even street signs. The road is extremely narrow, very few turn...More