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Pfeiffer Beach

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Address: Sycamore Canyon Road, Right off Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: (805) 434-1996
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One of the amazing locations to watch a sunset in the continental United States. The road to the beach is very narrow; drive carefully.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the amazing locations to watch a sunset in the continental United States. The road to the beach is very narrow; drive carefully.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Beach, not to be missed. Easy walk from parking lot. We saw surfers, dolphins swimming-really nice.

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Fisherville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hidden beach with cool purple sand! Neat rocks! Easy to miss the turn off of CA 1. Narrow road to entrance of park, but worth the effort. Fun place to explore

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is not marked well at all - just do some research or ask around and you will be given directions. Entrance is limited as the small parking lot does fill up. We felt fortunate to get in and are glad we made the effort to find the beach. The views truly are spectacular and the purple sand is... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not an obvious beach to find on Highway 1 but worth looking out for. Going south it's a sharp right handed just before Big Sur Bakery. It's the usual $10 entry but worth it for a few hours to top up your tan. The road down twists and turns but it's ok. Nice views with purple sand and didn't seem... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth checking out ion the road trip through Big Sur area.. the Julia Pfeiffer National Park is also stunning.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach that has purple sand! water was too cold for swimming without a wetsuit but its very beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wish I had planned for a longer stay. Beach is beautiful, great views. Will be coming back. A little hard to find, needs better signage.

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to go there: you need to see the power of the elements.... if there's no wind? then a beatifull day on the beach!

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to get advice from locals on where to turn to get into the park. It was nice, however, not the prettiest beach I have seen. "Purple" sand was a stretch.....

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