Explore Big Sur
About Big Sur
With the Santa Lucia Mountains jutting from the ocean, Big Sur commands a striking presence for visitors in search of breathtaking surroundings. With cool temperatures and steep terrain, much of the coastline can’t be accessed. Places like Andrew Molera State Park, reachable via a mile-long path, are the exception. Visitors may also choose to uncover a majestic waterfall at Julie Pfeiffer Burns State Park, including panoramic ocean views. Much of the fantastic coastline, though, can be seen from the highway, with various picnic areas, beaches, campgrounds and state parks nearby. Big Sur Station is the visitor center for the Los Padres National Forest and a good place to stop in for information on hiking and camping along this coastal corridor.