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The Central Coast Sights

Pfeiffer Beach

  • Beach–Sight
  • Beach, Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

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Updated 05/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Through a hole in one of the gigantic boulders at secluded Pfeiffer Beach, you can watch the waves break first on the sea side and then on the beach side. Keep a sharp eye out for the unsigned, ungated road to the beach: it branches west of Highway 1 between the post office and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. The 2-mile, one-lane road descends sharply. Amenities: parking (fee); toilets. Best for: solitude; sunset.

Sight Information


Off Hwy. 1, 1 mile south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California, 93920, United States

Sight Details:

  • $10 per vehicle
  • Daily 9–8

Updated 05/18/2015


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