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Point Sur State Historic Park

Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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The sights were absolutely beautiful and definitely ones that will make you want to go back. I am... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Dunia A
Miami, Florida
Dress warm and arrive early

Limited tours and small groups make this a tricky place to visit. However, if you can arrive early... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The sights were absolutely beautiful and definitely ones that will make you want to go back. I am from Florida and was amazed at the beauty we saw on the Pacific Coast at Point Sur. Definitely a must see.

Thank Dunia A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Limited tours and small groups make this a tricky place to visit. However, if you can arrive early before they open the gate, you're in for a treat. Be prepared for long, up-hill hikes, high winds, and limited access to bathrooms and water.

1  Thank MattH470
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We set off to drive from Carmel through Big Sur bound for Hearst Castle. We had to turn back after about 15km. Above-average rain has closed California’s coastal Highway 1 in several places roughly between Ragged Point and Carmel. We have read that Pfeiffer Canyon...More

9  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Camp here if you have no other options. Pickings can be slim in this area. The campsites are close together and windy. There is no access to the beach or hiking trails. Once you are here there is really no where to go.

Thank mattkurth
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We took the Sunday lighthouse tour on a sunny windy day. Our volunteer guide was excellent. She took her time telling us about the plants and geology as we made our way up the hill toward the lighthouse, on the sheltered leeward side. The views...More

2  Thank Sue E
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The gorgeous vistas of Big Sur will pull you in! Make sure to have a camera on hand because with the beautiful emerald blue Pacific Ocean on one side and the majestic pine trees on the other you'll grab some great pictures. Before you start...More

Thank Gabby92399
Reviewed 21 December 2016

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. It sits on a 350' rock, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, in one of the most scenic locations in...More

Thank Gerson S
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Big Sur area is one one the nicest places to visit along highway one. It's only about a 45 minute drive from Monterey.

Thank Travelfunwhynotu
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The getting there is so much better than the prize. The drive along highway 1 from Monterey to the Big Sur is very rewarding with fabulous vistas but we were told that the restaurant Nepenthe was unmissable. I must have missed something, the restaurant was...More

1  Thank at_39000ft
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We have visited the USA about 13 years in a row and visited this area many times, but we always missed the Point Sur Lighthouse tour due to timing and the tour dates/hours. We have been to almost every other lighthouse on the California coast...More

4  Thank CCandWH
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Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in August so I wasn't affected by the massive landslide this week that shut down highway 1. The Big Sur area is definitely affected and the California Department of Transportation (Trip advisor wouldn't post this... More