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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

State Route 1, Milepost 37 south, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mcway falls” (159 reviews)
“state park” (91 reviews)
“short walk” (75 reviews)
State Route 1, Milepost 37 south, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This park has a lovely walk to a beautiful overlook complete with waterfall. There is a $10 admission to park, but that will get you into all the parks along the Pacific Coast Highway. Definitely worth the price..

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy stopping here while riding a motorcycle down the California Coast. It gives a nice walking break. Such a great spot to get off the bike and explore while stretching the legs. .

Thank Sakowski
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

A short walk brings me to a beautiful view. Spent a long time here just admiring however it could easily be a quick stop

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Magical and dreamy. Perfect weather both times I was there in November and February!

Thank Briz123
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit and see God’s Beauty on the California coast...Nice places to stop and see from different angles and nice bridges along the way...Friendly Rangers

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Spectacular special place! Crashing waves along the huge rock with a hole in it is really unique. The tree lined mountains surround and shelter this soft sandy beach. If you want a short drive through moss filled trees with the smell of the forest and...More

1  Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very short walk from the road, and well worth the stop. One of the most photographed spots in California, must see.

Thank LordLeopard
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t miss this stop! McWay falls is well worth the stop. What a gorgeous view. Just a short walk on a path and there you have it ... the money shot. Just incredible. And once you see the falls ... which are actually pretty far...More

Thank Suzy_Shopper
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place and definitely worth going to! You will get several amazing photos while at this park. The rangers are very nice with great recommendations.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

There are countless photos of this waterfall pouring onto the sand and into the ocean. With that being said, it is STILL worth seeing in person. It is a scenic cove along the coast of California with plenty of other photo opportunities along the way....More

8  Thank NeoNorth
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Haleh C
26 December 2017|
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Response from Marlin M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about winter weather? Mid summer was ideal weather the two different times we visited.
18 July 2017|
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Response from Marlin M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth the effort to stop, especially if you happen to hit nice sunny weather. When we were there this past August we almost gave up all the extra effort required to get to the center portion because of the... More
Nikita C
21 April 2017|
Response from Remix0 |
Maybe a little too late but parking is limited but you can kind of park along the main road, highway 1 as well