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Restaurants

  • Lucia Lodge Restaurant

Big Creek Cove Beach in Big Sur, California

Big Creek Cove Beach is under the Big Creek Bridge on Highway 1 along the Big Sur Coast. Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve is the land area adjacent to the creek and the California marine protected areas named Big Creek State Marine Reserve and Big Creek State Conservation Area. These marine areas are administered by the California Department of Fish & Game. Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve is part of the University of California Natural Reserve System and run by the University of California Santa Cruz. The entrance is gated but schools and other qualified visitors can apply for access to use the reserve for educational and research purposes. Public access to the reserve and the beach under Big Creek Bridge is unfortunately otherwise off-limits to the general public. There are pull-out parking areas at both ends of the arched concrete bridge over Big Creek for drivers to stop and take photographs. A good substitute spot nearby is Limekiln State Park which has a similar sandy beach in a deep cove below a high bridge.

Address
Cabrillo Hwy
Big Sur, CA 93920
Park Name
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Big Creek State Marine Reserve, Big Creek State Conservation Area
Owner
State University
Activities
Photography
Amenities
Tide Pools, Historic Bridge
Pet Policy
No dogs allowed

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  • Lucia Lodge Restaurant

    The Lucia Lodge restaurant is a perfect stop on a scenic driving trip on the Big Sur Highway. They are open daily for lunch and dinner. Eat inside in their comfortable […]

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  • Deetjen’s Restaurant

    Deetjen’s Restaurant is at Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn just south of the town of Big Sur. The quaint award-winning restaurant matches the old world charm of the inn. The setting […]

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  • Nepenthe Restaurant

    Nepenthe Restaurant (pronounced “Neh-penth-ee”) is perched on a steep Big Sur hillside and offers California fare, and a terrace with breathtaking views. The full service bar has specialty drinks, draft beer, and […]

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  • Cafe Kevah

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  • The Restaurant at Ventana

    The Restaurant at Ventana is in a large room with vaulted ceilings and wooden beams that feels like a lodge. It’s upscale like the Ventana Inn where it is located, […]

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  • New Camaldoli Hermitage

    The New Camaldoli Hermitage is open for daily visits to their bookstore from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or to attend their Eucharist (Christian ceremony commemorating the Last Supper). The […]

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  • Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

    Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is quite an adventure. It starts at the Big Sur Coast on Highway 1 between Gorda Springs Resort and Lucia Lodge and climbs steeply up to many viewpoints in the […]

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  • Henry Miller Memorial Library

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  • Sykes Hot Springs

    Sykes Hot Springs is one of just a few natural hot springs on the California Coast and it’s not easy to get to. This remote soaking spot is a tough […]

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  • Big Sur Station

    Big Sur Station is a perfect place to start your vacation to the Big Sur area. Big Sur Station is a visitor center for Los Padres National Forest and they […]

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