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Andrew Molera State Park

Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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Great hike to the beach

We had a great time walking to and playing on a beach. It was a bit windy but we found a less windy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nina S
Seattle, Washington
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Great for hiking

Andrew Molera State Park has many different trails for all skill levels. They also cover a variety... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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This large park has a diverse range of trails that run along the Big Sur River or out to the coast.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time walking to and playing on a beach. It was a bit windy but we found a less windy area. You pay $10 to enter the park.

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Andrew Molera State Park has many different trails for all skill levels. They also cover a variety of different scenery. There's really something for everyone. It's a spectacularly beautiful property, definitely worth seeing!

Thank Dollyamas
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Probably the first thing to note is that the Park is rather undeveloped, at least where we were. Dirt parking lot, no real support buildings/visitor center/information/maps. Much of the park was closed off. But, there was a nice road to walk out to the beach,...More

Thank Hal72
Reviewed 13 August 2017

From the car park to be beach is a mile or so. Beach is nice and is swimable (for the brave who don't mind the cold). There are some nice trails on the headland above the beach that are not too strenuous. The ranger could...More

Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The road leading to the carpark from HWY1 is around 5 minutes drive up from the big sur river inn. I would recommend reserving a day to explore the park properly. We visited initially on our first evening on coast just for a quick hike...More

1  Thank mcuktravel
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We went on January 29th, 2017 to look for Monarch butterflies. They were closed due to river changing course, but it was not posted on their website.

Thank goCaspian
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Arrived late afternoon on New Year's Day so only time for the Headlands Trail from the parking lot (no stream crossing necessary) to the bluffs above the beach. First down some steps then across the meadow with campsites, then through the grove of trees, then...More

Thank Laryn L
Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you're looking for a Big Sur dramatic beach, this one is lovely but more understated. There is also a mile walk from parking to the beach. It's not a hard walk -- almost entirely flat -- but it's not particularly scenic; it goes through...More

Thank Quince D
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Pleasant trail from Highway 1 goes through some open land, then leads down through a grove of Eucalyptus trees and tends near the mouth of the Big Sur River. Great views from the headlands and various points along the shoreline.

1  Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 visited on a lovely october...More

Thank Ruby K
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0 Votes Not sure what phone number you tried but how about this one... Contact Information (831) 667-2315

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