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Pfeiffer Beach

Pfeiffer Beach in the Big Sur area is definitely off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. In...

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Sand Dollar Beach

Sand Dollar Day-Use Picnic Area is along the southern Big Sur coast about half-way between Cambria and Big Sur...

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Jade Cove

Jade Cove is a rocky cove south of Sand Dollar Picnic Area on the southern Big Sur Coast. Jade...

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North Jade Cove

North Jade Cove is between Jade Cove and Sand Dollar Beach in the Big Sur area of Monterey County....

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Partington Cove

Partington Cove is a remote rocky cove below Partington Point in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. The shoreline in...

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Swiss Canyon Beach

When viewing Google Maps anyone can see this lovely beach. It is the long sandy beach that’s visible when...

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Gamboa Point Beach

Gamboa Point Beach is a stunning sandy beach along the Big Sur coast that is unfortunately blocked by private...

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Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach is below private property on Los Padres National Forest lands near Big Sur Station. The beach has...

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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.