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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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long hike to the beach.neat rest stops. camping, views, great

nice spot.park across hwy. walk in for free. long hikes or short. all the way to beach, pass over a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Monterey, California
Raw beauty

We fell in love @the first glimpse of the craggy, unspoiled coastline. Rustic raw beauty&energy of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Svetlana H
New York, New York, United States
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  • Average8%
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 3 days ago

nice spot.park across hwy. walk in for free. long hikes or short. all the way to beach, pass over a small stream, lots of shade trees views.

Thank lizzybl8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We fell in love @the first glimpse of the craggy, unspoiled coastline. Rustic raw beauty&energy of the precious piece of land by the Pacific Ocean.

Thank Svetlana H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a three day hike starting at the top of Los Padres all the way down to Big Sur near the shore. It was amazing and intense. Because it was summer, the water points to refill our bottles were all dried up. It was...More

Thank Thaisa S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Big Sur is a delight, one of the highlights of our trip to California. Renting a car is an absolute must to get the best out of it as you can stop at many of the parks amazing viewing points and trailheads. Stunning coastal views...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We walked just beyond the 100s of tourists with cameras and only shared a huge beach with 2 other couples. All those people missed a beautiful other beach just steps away ;)

2  Thank nicole h
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Regrettably the Park is closed because of heavy damage to the roads leading up to the Park. Big disappointment. Perhaps another time. Check CalTrans for latest information.

4  Thank fossil1
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

PCH offers many beautiful vista points specially at sunset. Point sur lighthouse, big sur state park are some of them. I got there just before the sundown and managed to capture a gorgeous sunset. The waterfall there is special too, that is the only waterfall...More

2  Thank JetL4g
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Driving along Pacific Coast Highway and through Big Sur we caught a glimpse of McWay Falls and fell in love with the views along the way - not hard to do when you've got the roof down on your Mustang convertible and 'Big Sur' music...More

1  Thank Kevan W
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking views...park and coast line..mountains and oceans,rocks formation,forest with river like in magic story...fantastic

Thank Svetlana T
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a great place to stay the night in a hotel or camp. Great Redwoods and swimming holes. Hike to the waterfall if you have time

Thank mattkurth
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Wendy S
What is the accessibility of the park with the bridge failure and road closures. Is the park available for day passes for picnics?
25 May 2017|
Response from janicealbert | Reviewed this property |
I would call the lodge. I doubt if the park is open but you could picnic nearby. The coast near Carmel is beautiful and not as difficult to reach as Big Sur.
Megan K
We will be making a quick stop in May as part of our road trip, we will have our dog with us on a leash, any area/trail that we can visit with our dog and with the current road closures expected at that time?
17 April 2017|
Response from Michelle R |
From the California Parks website: PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park continues to be closed due to the impact from the 2016 Soberanes Fire and damage from recent storms. BUZZARDS ROOST TRAIL is closed until further notice, however... More
Tina F
Hi, we are a family from the uk visiting in August this year. Is hiking boots a must or trainers ok?? thinking ahead of what to pack and luggage limits
15 April 2017|
Response from JetL4g | Reviewed this property |
I don't think hiking boots are necessary. I had my trail runners they were more than enough.