Big Sur

The Jewel of the California Coast

Imagine driving along the rugged coastline of California, with the Pacific Ocean crashing against the cliffs on one side, and lush green forests on the other. Welcome to Big Sur, a breathtaking stretch of coastline that will leave you in awe. Explore pristine beaches, go hiking through the towering redwoods, and soak in the natural beauty that this destination has to offer. Whether you're a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, Big Sur has something for everyone.

With its stunning natural landscapes and tranquil atmosphere, Big Sur is a paradise waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of its rugged coastline, take in the awe-inspiring views from the iconic Bixby Bridge, and embark on unforgettable hikes through the enchanting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Indulge in delicious seafood at local eateries, visit charming art galleries, and relax at luxury resorts that blend seamlessly with the surrounding nature. Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime in Big Sur.


  • Bixby Bridge: An iconic and photogenic bridge that offers panoramic views of the coastline.
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park: Home to the famous McWay Falls and breathtaking hikes.
  • Pfeiffer Beach: A hidden gem known for its purple sand and picturesque rock formations.
  • Point Lobos State Reserve: A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, with stunning coastal trails.
  • Garrapata State Park: Offers scenic hiking trails and stunning views of the coastline.
  • Andrew Molera State Park: Perfect for camping, horseback riding, and beachcombing.

Before You Go

  • Check road conditions and closures, as Highway 1 may be affected by landslides.
  • Make sure to pack hiking shoes and comfortable clothes for outdoor activities.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle, as there may not be many water stations along the trails.
  • Download offline maps or a GPS app, as cell service can be limited in some areas.
  • Research and book accommodations in advance, as options can be limited.
  • Prepare for limited dining options, and consider bringing snacks for the road.

Tips and Tricks

  • Plan your visit during the spring or fall for milder weather and fewer crowds.
  • Pack layers, as the weather can be unpredictable in Big Sur.
  • Take the time to explore the hidden beaches and coves along the coastline.
  • Don't miss out on the famous McWay Falls, a stunning waterfall that cascades onto the beach.
  • Visit Point Lobos State Reserve for incredible wildlife spotting opportunities.
  • Don't forget your camera to capture the breathtaking views!
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