Garrapata State Park
Garrapata State Park
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This rocky beach is typical of the beautiful scenery along the Big Sur coastline.
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luisa
London, UK9 contributions
Couples
Gorgeous 30 minute circular route amongst wildflower meadow over the coastline. Lovely place to stop on a highway 1 Roadtrip.
Written 27 August 2022
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MemoryMaker5
Ohio719 contributions
This was our favorite stop along the Highway 1 portion that we drove. We were able to get down to the water. The views, waves, rocks, and flowered hills were awesome! Parking is along the road, and a path leads down to the beach. It was clean and not crowded. There was no swimming, so it's perfect to just enjoy the quiet, pristine ocean atmosphere without tons of people with beach towels and umbrellas.
Written 1 May 2022
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Trevor P
Regina, Canada527 contributions
We found this spot on the internet and had to check it out, at sunrise! Getting down into the valleys, the Calla Lilies are in full bloom! It's worth the visit for sure!
Written 7 March 2022
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kayohh7
Monterey, CA134 contributions
Friends
Off the beaten path! Drive just south of point lobos and you can park for free with way less people. We put it into google maps and it brought us right to the trail head, but there is also access to the 2 mile loop if you keep driving south. We went early and had no problem finding parking and were basically by ourselves on a holiday weekend. One of my new favorite spots in the area. Pretty safe with my toddler too, not too many drop offs , more of a wide trail.
Written 19 February 2022
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Carole0113
Chicago, IL76 contributions
Although we weren't able to walk too much of this, like everything else in the area, the scenery is beautiful beyond description. The reason I wanted to write a review of this particular park is because it is difficult to find. There is no central entrance like the other parks in the area, and if you put it into a GPS, it seems to have you stop in the middle of nothing, even though it is on the main road. But there are generally cars in the area, and if you look carefully, there are both stairs and pathways that lead to the Ocean. There also appeared to be steps going up, but we were not able to explore that. Whether you have an hour or several hours, it is definitely worth the stop.
Written 6 November 2021
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Catherine I
Safety Harbor, FL12 contributions
We drove here after our outdoor wedding to take photos, highly recommend especially close to sunset.
Written 3 September 2021
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Curtice Abroad
6 contributions
While the walks are curtailed due to fire risk, the park remains open and the walk through the redwoods is peaceful, picturesque and safe. Something of a hidden gem.
Portable toilets are a nightmare, but what do you expect for a public park?
Written 13 August 2021
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roj1281
Houston, TX514 contributions
This was a great place to stop and enjoy the beach and the views. You must find the small valley with all of the calla lillies in there, its beautiful. I even went back to take pictures during the sunset and it was amazing.
Written 10 July 2021
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Pixelpanderer
Yountville, CA917 contributions
This place is a hidden gem to tourists. Since Rte. One has been closed with the landside, most people don't venture south to here. This place has great trails that either let you skirt the shore or climb the hills. Both are really rewarding.
Written 5 July 2021
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA9,188 contributions
Words can't describe the beauty and wonder of one of California's most lovely nature spots. You can hike around for 30 minutes and admire the many enchanting views of the ocean, rocks, and cliffs, or you can spend hours here doing all the optional hiking trails. Either way, if you're cruising Highway 1 be sure to pull over and spent at least 10-15 minutes in this enchanting state park.
Written 9 June 2021
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