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Beautiful Big Sur view

I love the drive along the coast and this is one of my favorite views - so stunning and satisfying... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Jeanne R
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San Francisco, California
Short hike to gorgeous cove

It is easy to miss the trail head so be on lookout for a green gate on the ocean side between... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Tulika_sac
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

I love the drive along the coast and this is one of my favorite views - so stunning and satisfying. I can't wait to go back, although we in the north will have to wait until the Pfeiffer Bridge is repaired.

Thank Jeanne R
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It is easy to miss the trail head so be on lookout for a green gate on the ocean side between Nepenthe and Julia Pfeiffer State park entrance. Cars parked alongside the highway are the best sign for this trail as there are no information...More

2  Thank Tulika_sac
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went two days in a row. Earlier in the morning meant no people!! I sat for over an hour with this spectacular place all to myself watching otters hunt, eat, and interact. Simply amazing! The otters are well aware of people so be quite...More

1  Thank kendrardh
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The hike down the old road to the cove from Highway 1 is well worthwhile. While there is a climb coming back to the highway, it's an easy hike due to the steady grade of the old road, there are two places to view the...More

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

There is a trail if you cross the street in the opposite direction and head toward the red woods. You'll find yourself upon a cascading waterfall and magical vistas overlooking the rocks and streams of the red woods.

Thank wanderenn
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Glad we were able to find this place with the help of various web sites including TA. There are no indications what is down this dirt, winding road, other than the cattle fence. If you trek down, down, down, down this road, remember you have...More

Thank tyspritey
Reviewed 8 June 2016

this one is easily missed! We passed by and saw many cars parking alongside the highway and there were no sign of any attractions but a path and people walking up. We asked and followed the directions as told. Walking all the way down and...More

Thank MenglembuMag
Reviewed 20 May 2016

First time hiking to Partington Cove and I enjoyed it. Fairly easy to find, just six miles past Nepenthe and pull off to the side of the road, you'll likely see a group of cars already parked by the trail entrance. No signs to indicate...More

2  Thank CAtraveler56
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I loved this. The bluest of coves, with crashing waves and jagged rocks. The walk down is just right, and has a cool bridge and tunnel. Be careful on the rocks - and look out for Condors on the cliffs above the road - we...More

1  Thank MASBuk
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Short hike (1/2 mile one way) down the road and you will see old docking place. Very easy hike for anybody, recommend for kids and also, don't forget to turn to the beach after the cave - it is nice and quiet. There is no...More

5  Thank mobpas
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shireenbean
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the minister will need to be agile, there is a mile walk down a steep road. .. ...and the same walk up!
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