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Point Sur State Historic Park
#1 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
The guides were fantastic, Doug and Kathleen shared superior levels of knowledge about the light and the park, its history, wonderful stories, and the buildings.
The Point Sur State Park, featuring the historic Point Sur Lightfhouse, is unlike any other place in the world that is open to the public.
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Pfeiffer Beach
#2 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
The beach has crazy natural illuminating seas, the bridges coming into the beach are amazing stunning architecture structures! the beach is rocky and has beaches to sun bath or nature photography!
The Big Sur ranger station roughly half a mile after the sign of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State park or quarter mile before you make that famous sharp right from the highway (blink and you miss..referred by many in th...
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Limekiln State Park
#3 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
This wonderful little park located along the PCH in the middle of the Big Sur Coast offer a little bit of everything; a sandy beach along the scenic coast, redwoods, a 100 foot (30m) high waterfall, historic lime...
When you want a break from the beach or the beautiful coastal views while exploring Big Sur, take a few hours to hike up through this lush forest to the waterfalls at Limekiln State Park.
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
#4 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
This park has it all - a good story behind it, a lovely waterfall that descends into the turquoise Pacific along a white sand beach, and then on the other side of the road, trails through a gorgeous, dense, peacef...
This location delivers all of nature’s best; gushing waterfall, thunderous beach surf, caves, gorgeous song birds and colorful wildflowers!
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
#5 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
A fantastic place to visit for nature and driving freaks, with an awesome drive along highway 1, has a slew of wonderful sites enroute to hang out with friends and family alike.
This is a great park with wonderful camping spots, but the true delight is to get into the wilderness at the trail head that terminates at the park.
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McWay Falls
#6 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
You can pay $10 to park and have easy access to the trail and restrooms.Otherwise you can park for free a little south of the trailhead to the Falls.
We would highly recommend this spectacular Falls in the State Park - the scenery surrounding all adds to the great effect.
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
#7 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
I recommend driving down the Pacific Coast Highway and make multiple stops along the way including the Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls and the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
The trail was constructed by a team of locals, volunteers, and crews from State Parks so that locals who live on the south side of the bridge closure could get back and forth to the north side.
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Partington Cove
#8 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
We highly recommend this stop along Hwy 1. Traveling south on Hwy 1, the pullout for parking is 9 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Entrance or exactly 6 miles south of Nepenthe Restaurant.
Travelling south on Highway 1, the pullout is 9 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Entrance or exactly 6 miles south of Nepenthe Restaurant(which allows for a nice reward for your "hike") Bottom Line-We we...
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Andrew Molera State Park
#9 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
I really enjoyed Andrew Molera state park, we walked the coast trail had to cross a freezing creek to get to the trail but good fun.The walk to the beach is easy and flat but lovely scenery and pleasant, we visite...
But, after finishing our visit to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and the amazing McWay Falls, and our hike down to Partington Cove, we headed to Pfeiffer Beach for the sunset only to find out that the parking was...
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Salmon Creek Falls Trail
#10 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Hawthorne Gallery
#11 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
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Ewoldsen Trail
#12 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
#13 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Tanbark Trail & Tin House
#14 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Spirit Garden
#15 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Partington Point
#16 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Nice to sit n the rock and take in all nature has to offer!!!
Vicente Flat Trail
#17 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Willow Creek Beach
#18 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Lopez Point
#19 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Gamboa Point Baech
#20 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Buzzards Roost Trail
#21 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
Mill Creek Picnic Area
#22 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur
John Little State Natural Reserve
#23 of 23 Nature & Parks in Big Sur