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Pfeiffer Beach

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Address: Sycamore Canyon Road, Right off Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number:
+1 805-434-1996

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Beautiful Indeed

This was a beautiful beach. Wish we had spent the whole day there. We went to see the sunset. Fortunately we walked down, because there were a lot of other people with the same... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I liked this beach but the reason for not giving it a higher score is that I tend to go for more pretty beaches I loved Andrew Molera beach, and found this to have a more rugged and wild feel,but still very interesting to see and loved the rock formations and purple sand. We visited in October so not too... More 

Thank Ruby K
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful beach. Wish we had spent the whole day there. We went to see the sunset. Fortunately we walked down, because there were a lot of other people with the same idea and a huge line to get in and no parking. Go early.

Thank tamandjay
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

found this place good, you might also the same. lovable breeze beaches and tiny mountains would just make you surprisingly feel good.

Thank rjshchr1
Prescott, Arizona
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh this place was pretty on the Pacific Coast, and the sunset are the best! You can visit the Park nearby as well with trails too.

Thank 603brandyt
Hixson, Tennessee
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82 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful stop along the California coast. We enjoyed walking around the beach and taking pictures.

Thank tnvol93
Fishers, Indiana
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446 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing quite like the Big Sur south of Carmel, CA. My wife is a huge Elizabeth Taylor fan and that made a stop at Pfeiffer Beach a must. We were so pleased that we took the time to find it and enjoy the raw nature and spectacular views it provides. We visited early in the morning when the... More 

Thank DMJA21
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love this beach. Great little walk out to view the falls or to hike up and around the bluffs. Awesome ocean views. Can be really windy and chilly so go prepared and be sure to take your camera.

Thank cheri a
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A beautiful location that is visited by thousands of people every year. It offers gorgeous views, is so scenic and photogenic, and it's hard not to want to visit this hot spot. The thing I hated about this spot that I hadn't read about

Thank Kendrah E
Redondo Beach, California
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The purple sand is surreal, and it's so far off the beaten path, it's quite a find! You really have to know where you are going because there aren't signs for this. Worth seeing though for sure if you are traveling through the area!

Thank Jen S
Grenada, California
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Scenery is spectacular. Few services available. My disappointment is the extremely high population, but that is only because I prefer my getaways to be quiet and serene and less congested. Overall not a bad choice for Bucket List, just be prepared to share your space;)

Thank Lana W

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