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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Love the place but much of the park and services were closed.

We stayed at the Big Sur Lodge in January 2017. The room was large and the staff were helpful. The... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Oakland, California
Incredible vistas

The drive along the scenic Route 1 in California leaves one breathless and totally stunned! The... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Venkat S
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed at the Big Sur Lodge in January 2017. The room was large and the staff were helpful. The lodge fireplace is nice. The room had no tv and no refrigerator. That would have been fine if the the restaurant, gift shop and park...More

6  Thank janicealbert
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The drive along the scenic Route 1 in California leaves one breathless and totally stunned! The view of the Pacific Ocean crashing against the rocks is a sight you will never forget in your life. Plan on a camping trip to fully enjoy the amazing...More

4  Thank Venkat S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The central pacific coast is dotted with beautiful picture spots. The Pfeiffer Big Sur State park is easily located off Hwy 1. It's a rocky coastline, so no swimming. This primarily a picture and/or picnic stop.

1  Thank Gabby92399
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A very peaceful place, along the coast, beautiful views, windy , still sauvage, now it has become a place to be seen, a natural setting a pleasure to explore.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 16 December 2016

One of the most tranquil places I've ever been to. Really easy to get to and worth veering off Hwy 1 as you drive along the coast.

1  Thank SamEckD
Reviewed 13 December 2016

You need a jacket. Even when it is sunny and really great weather a mile away from the ocean as soon as you get close, it is very chilly. The wind mainly was below 50F. Other than that the view are amazing: nice blue pacific...More

2  Thank Samuel G
Reviewed 4 December 2016

this is by far one of the most stunning areas to visit. be prepared to be mind blown. It was so serene and i wished we could have stayed several hours. the scenery is so stunning and breath taking. take time out to just reflect...More

3  Thank debbie1961255068
Reviewed 24 November 2016

After Point Lobos, this was our next favorite spot to hike and enjoy the views along the coast. Only 10-15 minutes from Carmel Highlands, parking on the right (note that signs are not obvious). Enjoy - and if you enjoy hikes, you will enjoy this...More

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We parked on the road by Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park but didn't really go in it. We did walk down to the McWay Falls lookout, though, and felt very lucky to have found it. My photos are from our drive south to north along...More

Thank leklekblue
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Stop as often as you can and admire/photograph nature. Wonderful drive (North to South). It is as the travel books say - just amazing. If you are reading these reviews you are thinking of doing Highway 1 - only advice is Do It! Give yourself...More

2  Thank nsander219
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31 October 2017|
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Response from bipsav | Reviewed this property |
sure you can get there easily, no problems on that road
25 September 2017|
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Response from bipsav | Reviewed this property |
about 2-3 hours as you may like to stop on the way to take snaps and enjoy the nature
Wendy S
25 May 2017|
Response from janicealbert | Reviewed this property |
I would call the lodge. I doubt if the park is open but you could picnic nearby. The coast near Carmel is beautiful and not as difficult to reach as Big Sur.