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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
Phone Number: +1 831-667-2315
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this is by far one of the most stunning areas to visit. be prepared to be mind blown. It was so serene and i wished we could have stayed several hours. the scenery is so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is by far one of the most stunning areas to visit. be prepared to be mind blown. It was so serene and i wished we could have stayed several hours. the scenery is so stunning and breath taking. take time out to just reflect and sit and view .

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After Point Lobos, this was our next favorite spot to hike and enjoy the views along the coast. Only 10-15 minutes from Carmel Highlands, parking on the right (note that signs are not obvious). Enjoy - and if you enjoy hikes, you will enjoy this one!

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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked on the road by Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park but didn't really go in it. We did walk down to the McWay Falls lookout, though, and felt very lucky to have found it. My photos are from our drive south to north along the Pacific Coast Highway in October. All the regular park entrances were closed due to... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop as often as you can and admire/photograph nature. Wonderful drive (North to South). It is as the travel books say - just amazing. If you are reading these reviews you are thinking of doing Highway 1 - only advice is Do It! Give yourself time!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This beach is beautiful, the rock formations are amazing with the waves crashing, it's a very romantic spot. We had lunch here, but watch out for the seagulls! The sand isn't as purple as some pics show, but there's a tint of purple in the sand when we went.

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Jusy finished a west coach road trip from San Diego to Seattle and it was extremely disappointing to not see Big Sur's main attractions (closed due to fires in the area)

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Not sure there is any road trip quite like this one, at least not in the United States. Even our 3 year old was speechless (most of the ride, anyhow). Not sure I've ever enjoyed the ride to anywhere, I'd make this trip multiple times. I was amazed from Monterey to Cayucos (was dark by the time we arrived) saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Spectacular scenery. Absolutely loved the drive off the coast. They have several pullout to stop for photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the nature's beauty spot..well worth a visit on PCH route to Portland. The play waves against the rocks and the surrounding area is mind blowing. Must stop and visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We took a ride down coastal highway to Big Sur State Park. It was a nice break after all the driving to hike and enjoy a final destination before turning back around. We did the falls trail and got amazing views of the valley as well as redwood trees.

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