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Garrapata State Park

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Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road, Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-4909
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Beautiful secluded beach

This review is only for the beach. This is one of aha moments on seeing garapatta beach. Though... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
M V
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San Francisco, California
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Breathtakingly beautiful

We almost missed the park because it's only marked by small sign on the side of highway 1. First... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tasha F
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This rocky beach is typical of the beautiful scenery along the Big Sur coastline.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road, Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This review is only for the beach. This is one of aha moments on seeing garapatta beach. Though quite far from sfo almost 2 1/2 hr drive its worth making the trip here. Go for the day/ half day. Parking: roadside on gravel State park...More

Thank M V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost missed the park because it's only marked by small sign on the side of highway 1. First, we took a short coastal hike. The wildflowers are beautiful and the views are stunning. Then we went down to the beach. A little steep, but...More

Thank Tasha F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of stopping off points to go for walks along the cliffs. Unfortunately back in Feb when we went beach access was closed off due to recent storm damage (though there were some folk who jumped down off the broken steps from several...More

Thank moot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must stop to see this place. Lots of waves crashing just absolutely stunning. You can just pull off the road and see.

Thank monO8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A most see if traveling on the 1 freeway. There's dramatic cliffs, crashing waves & beautiful wildflowers along the trail to the beach. You can also bring your dog- must be leashed. The beach a huge & there's lots of secluded areas to lay down...More

Thank ewright2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the California Coast Range from Monterey to Santa Barbara. Garrapata epitomizes all of the things that are the peacefulness I find along The 1. Cliffs and crags, raw ocean power, stretches of nothingness, and smiles from my friends and family when they too...More

Thank UStoEurope111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to drive south on Rt 1 from Carmel even though you can only go about 20 miles then road is closed due to a huge landslide in Big Sur....so glad we did! Parked on side of the road tons of flowers still blooming,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun place to explore. If you go before hight tide you can explore a few small caves. There is plenty of drift wood on shore that people use to make huts. I was a little sad when I found out the water was...More

Thank Mallory J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After years of passing by, finally stopped. This is a great beach! Lovely coast line. The trail up top has many flowers in bloom. I was not able to get up into the calla lily valley due to a knee injury but will be back.

Thank dziran
Reviewed June 10, 2017

We came here to walk our dog, we usually go to the off-leash park in Carmel. This unfortunately is all on-leash and is a path along the water. It's lovely for humans to walk, but we ended up leaving to go to the off-leash dog...More

Thank Kfischer123
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Susan L
May 28, 2017|
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Response from lindacrick | Reviewed this property |
2 weeks ago, yes the calla lilies were still in bloom...lots in the gully areas
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janegmorgan
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Uncle Jack | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive in and some of it would be handicapped accessible . It is a State Park however and in my memory, only a small part would be easily handicap accessible.
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Dididivis
July 3, 2015|
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Response from Lara M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any rest rooms on my visit
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