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Explore Big Sur & California Central Coastline

Discover miles of rugged coastline with stunning views on the Pacific Ocean. Big Sur is a hiker's heaven and a nature lover's paradise. Enjoy an epic drive down California's Central Coast from Carmel to San Simeon and explore this natural playground with beaches, lookouts, and breathtaking views.

Before You Go

  • Prices
    • Per Attraction
  • Hours
    • Varies by Attraction
  • Events
    • Big Sur International Marathon
    • Tours of Point Sur Lightstation
    • Big Sur River Inn Music Event
    • Big Sur Foragers Festival
    • Annual Big Sur Jade Festival
  • Activities
    • Driving
    • Photography
    • Hiking & Nature Walks
    • Whale Watching
    • Beaches
    • Dining
    • State Parks

Travel Tips

What are the best things to do In Big Sur?
Discover all the amazing things to do in Big Sur. Driving along the famous Highway 1 is one of the biggest highlights. So is hiking, bird watching, whale watching, dining, shopping at art galleries and festivals. Explore Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Los Padres National Forest, Garrapata State Beach and Sand Dollar Beach. Tour the lighthouse and pay a visit to the Henry Miller Library.
Where can I hike in Big Sur with the best views?
Hike at any of the 8 state parks in Big Sur. The best views are found at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (Valley View Trail), Andrew Molera State Park (Molera 8), and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (McWay Waterfall Trail & Ewoldsen Trail). Other state parks still worth checking out are USFS Pfeiffer Beach, Garrapta State Park, Point Sur State Historic Park & Point Sur Lightstation and Los Padres National Forest.
 

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