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Point Sur State Historic Park

Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Dress warm and arrive early

Limited tours and small groups make this a tricky place to visit. However, if you can arrive early... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Los Angeles, California
ROAD CLOSED. WARNING. Highway 1 is closed just south of Carmel, CA.

We set off to drive from Carmel through Big Sur bound for Hearst Castle. We had to turn back after... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Elizabeth D
Stockholm, Sweden
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Limited tours and small groups make this a tricky place to visit. However, if you can arrive early before they open the gate, you're in for a treat. Be prepared for long, up-hill hikes, high winds, and limited access to bathrooms and water.

1  Thank MattH470
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We set off to drive from Carmel through Big Sur bound for Hearst Castle. We had to turn back after about 15km. Above-average rain has closed California’s coastal Highway 1 in several places roughly between Ragged Point and Carmel. We have read that Pfeiffer Canyon...More

9  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Camp here if you have no other options. Pickings can be slim in this area. The campsites are close together and windy. There is no access to the beach or hiking trails. Once you are here there is really no where to go.

Thank mattkurth
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We took the Sunday lighthouse tour on a sunny windy day. Our volunteer guide was excellent. She took her time telling us about the plants and geology as we made our way up the hill toward the lighthouse, on the sheltered leeward side. The views...More

2  Thank Sue E
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The gorgeous vistas of Big Sur will pull you in! Make sure to have a camera on hand because with the beautiful emerald blue Pacific Ocean on one side and the majestic pine trees on the other you'll grab some great pictures. Before you start...More

Thank Gabby92399
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Point Sur State Park, featuring the historic Point Sur Lightfhouse, is unlike any other place in the world that is open to the public. It sits on a 350' rock, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, in one of the most scenic locations in...More

Thank Gerson S
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Big Sur area is one one the nicest places to visit along highway one. It's only about a 45 minute drive from Monterey.

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The getting there is so much better than the prize. The drive along highway 1 from Monterey to the Big Sur is very rewarding with fabulous vistas but we were told that the restaurant Nepenthe was unmissable. I must have missed something, the restaurant was...More

1  Thank at_39000ft
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have visited the USA about 13 years in a row and visited this area many times, but we always missed the Point Sur Lighthouse tour due to timing and the tour dates/hours. We have been to almost every other lighthouse on the California coast...More

4  Thank CCandWH
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Big Sur is a must see if in Northern California. It's quite a drive from any major city but it has one of the most breathtaking views you will ever see and there are several look out points where you can get some great...More

1  Thank theprincessandqueen
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29 May 2017|
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Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in August so I wasn't affected by the massive landslide this week that shut down highway 1. The Big Sur area is definitely affected and the California Department of Transportation (Trip advisor wouldn't post this... More