Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

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Featuring forests, granite cliffs, 2,500-year-old sequoia trees, and a 24 m (80 ft) waterfall that drops into the Pacific, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park offers hiking, camping, and scuba diving. The camping areas overlook the ocean, providing opportunities for whale watching. See the remains of McWay house, dedicated to the memory of Julia Pfeiffer Burns--a famous rancher of Big Sur. If you wish to camp at the site, you'll have a picnic table, fire ring, and restrooms provided. Make sure you take water, firewood, and clothes for changeable weather. Make Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur attractions planner .
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  • We were so glad the road was open to go to this park. It's a short walk to the falls and the lookout. It doesn't take much time but it's well worth it.  more »
  • This was a easy walk to see a waterfall pour into the ocean. Not something you see every day. Great views of the area. Very easy path and short walk. Day pass gets you into three area state parks for ...  more »
  • Memorizing views - out of the blue - unbelievable location in the Big Sur area. We can enjoy peaceful beach, do a couple of hikes and be one with the nature. Lets try an keep it a secret ;-)  more »

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Secluded resorts, inns, and lodges are located off Highway 1. Some offer weary drivers a safe resting place, while others are exclusive resorts for long-term getaways. The latter require advance reservations. Camping is another popular alternative, with many campgrounds accessible from the highway.
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