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Point Sur State Historic Park

Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Hidden Treasure

During many visits to Big Sur, Point Sur always appeared to me as a wonderful, wild, out-of-reach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Todd S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Breath Taking Views

I was recently able to visit Point Sur, had a wonderful time. The only way to see it as by tours... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
d4avon
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Atwater, California
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During many visits to Big Sur, Point Sur always appeared to me as a wonderful, wild, out-of-reach place often shrouded in mist and mystery. If not for the bridge collapse limiting our options to the south this summer, my family and I would have still...More

1  Thank Todd S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was recently able to visit Point Sur, had a wonderful time. The only way to see it as by tours that last about 3 hours and they only do this at certain times so be sure to check out the website. The tours are...More

Thank d4avon
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a must-do on a Hwy1 tour - gorgeous views and an amazing drive! It is north if the highway outages (may 2017) that are just south of Big Sur.

3  Thank melvinascatranch
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Wonderful tour of the lighthouse and keepers' houses, beautiful views. All restored thanks to the hard work of the all volunteer restorers. Hats off to our volunteer guides Tom and Charlie - a wealth of info!

Thank pmj2
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was our second visit to the Point Sur Lighthouse and it never dissappoints! The volunteer docents are extremely knowledgeable and truly enjoy showing guests around this magical place. The views are second to none and the history of the entire location is amazing. Please...More

3  Thank Toni B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to do the 3 hour tour to get a combination of exercise along with our sightseeing. We did the 10 AM tour on Saturday morning. Showed up about 9 and were the first ones in line. Honestly could have showed...More

2  Thank Sunofthebeach
Reviewed 19 April 2017

There is nothing more beautiful than Big Sur. Each turn in the road is another overwhelming sight. Just lovely!

Thank GGMaSue19
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The sights were absolutely beautiful and definitely ones that will make you want to go back. I am from Florida and was amazed at the beauty we saw on the Pacific Coast at Point Sur. Definitely a must see.

Thank Dunia A
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Limited tours and small groups make this a tricky place to visit. However, if you can arrive early before they open the gate, you're in for a treat. Be prepared for long, up-hill hikes, high winds, and limited access to bathrooms and water.

1  Thank MattH470
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We set off to drive from Carmel through Big Sur bound for Hearst Castle. We had to turn back after about 15km. Above-average rain has closed California’s coastal Highway 1 in several places roughly between Ragged Point and Carmel. We have read that Pfeiffer Canyon...More

9  Thank Elizabeth D
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TravelManiac214
29 May 2017|
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Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in August so I wasn't affected by the massive landslide this week that shut down highway 1. The Big Sur area is definitely affected and the California Department of Transportation (Trip advisor wouldn't post this... More
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