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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Big Sur vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Another photo spotted on pinterest in preparing the road trip. And here we are... The most beautiful of the CA ONE between S.F. and L.A.. Small park quickly crossed into MC WAY FALLS.
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  • This was such a gorgeous little cove tucked into the coast line with a really cool waterfall! Beautiful sights! It was a little bit of a walk from the parking area to the cove, but it is all packed di...  more »
  • This park has it all - a good story behind it, a lovely waterfall that descends into the turquoise Pacific along a white sand beach, and then on the other side of the road, trails through a gorgeous, ...  more »