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Where our ashes are to be spread

One of the mesmerizing areas of the coast line. We fell in love hiking down into the cove. we plan... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2015
Paul W
Great Cove! Awesome History!

Partington cove has some amazing blue water and you can see evidence of when ships used to dock... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2015
San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

One of the mesmerizing areas of the coast line. We fell in love hiking down into the cove. we plan to return tto stay, so beautiful.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Partington cove has some amazing blue water and you can see evidence of when ships used to dock there to transport tan bark from partington canyon. kind of a short steep hike to the voce itself but worth it, come early as it gets busy...More

Thank Dooz85
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a nice 1/2 mile steep hike that leads to a pretty little rocky cove. No designated parking area, just park in the little scenic pull-off area and walk around the closed gate.

1  Thank Kasa05
Reviewed 2 October 2015

To get to Partington Cove you have to walk downhill until you get to the big rocks where the rocks meet the ocean. You can sit on the rocks and watch the ocean, the waves, the clouds and the sky. You can hear the splash...More

Thank ting71n6
Reviewed 30 September 2015

A lot of people park on Hwy 1 Shoulder to go here because accessible coastline isn't easy to find. I found the cove rocks hard to lie on. Worth seeing a couple times.

Thank luciasur
Reviewed 28 July 2015

To get to this you have to have pre-knowhow of the location and a bit of luck because the parking a just along the road and fills up fast. You hike down to the sea and in spring you can see killer wales if you...More

Thank Johan20012015
Reviewed 22 July 2015

While i did not hike ALL the trails, this is the best stop in Big Sur. Though there is no signage to this cover there is a clear path that is nice and wide. Still pretty good hiking as its at a steep incline. but...More

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Big Sur has the best views in all of California. The area is huge & beautiful. We had spent the morning at Point Lobos & made the mandatory Bixby Bridge stop. The family got to vote on one more stop. The tunnel & rocks of...More

Thank 19,243
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Fun place, a bit of a hike down but not too bad. My last name is Partington then you HAVE to go, right!!!! I found out about this place many years ago when reading a book. I checked it out and it was a real...More

1  Thank SweetSee
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Took this walk as a bit of a lark.Loved the vistas, then, on the way back, took a tail to the right.Enterered a tunnel, then walked to the end where there was a bench.Watched whales breaching for forty five minutes, breathtaking!

5  Thank Beverlydbichons
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8 May 2016|
Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the minister will need to be agile, there is a mile walk down a steep road. .. ...and the same walk up!