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Janjust16 wrote a review Oct 2020
Budapest, Hungary875 contributions105 helpful votes
Wow 🤩! Just breathtaking. Fine sand, purple hue sand, caves, splashing sea 🌊 shell 🐚 mountain 🏔, amazing humongous ferny trees 🌳....
Date of experience: October 2020
relevart2 wrote a review Sep 2020
California50 contributions50 helpful votes
They charge $10 to park. It's a stunning beach for photos. Not the best for relaxing, but easy to access for entire family and spend time chasing waves.
Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
francis c wrote a review Aug 2020
San Francisco, California60 contributions16 helpful votes
We visited this beach on a week day during the Covid-19 pandemic. Arrived around 10:30am, the parking lot was half full. Probably around noon, you have to wait for other people to leave before they let you in. The turn off to Sycamore Canyon road was not easy to find, unfortunately, our car navigation provided quite accurate information. It was $12 for the parking and access road has many pot holes. It is a hidden gem of the Big Sur area and very much worthwhile to spend time and visit. Hope you enjoy as much as we do.…
Date of experience: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
Rahul Anand wrote a review Jul 2020
United States45 contributions2 helpful votes
Pfeiffer Beach in the Big Sur area is definitely off the beaten path, but well worth to drive. It is the heart of Big Sur, drawing tourists, locals, photographers, and many a Highway 1 road-tripper of its scenic coves and famed sea arch rocks.
Date of experience: September 2019
Lightandsalt wrote a review Jul 2020
Fullerton, California32 contributions24 helpful votes
We had read about this beautiful beach and how hard it is to get to. We arrived the first day (Wednesday) around 4 and was turned around at the top of the entrance road. The staff told us to come back in one hour, which didn’t work for our schedule, so we decided to return the next day. We got there around 10am and fortunately there were still 10+ parking spots open. We used Google map which gave us the right direction. We drove from Monterey, so heading south, make sure you slow down as you get close to 0.2mi - there is no signs that says “Pfeiffer Beach” on Hwy-1, but look for yellow sign that says “Narrow Road”. Once you turn in, prepare to drive through a narrow road (there is plenty of turn outs along the way to allow car to pass) for about 2 mi. Be prepare to pay $12 at the entrance. We were not disappointed when we got there. The beach was absolutely breathtaking. Due to the small parking lot, it works as a good crowd control. We saw people enjoy a nice picnic there while taking in the majestic scenery. A must see when visiting Big Sur.…
Date of experience: July 2020
2 Helpful votes