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Partington Cove, Big Sur

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  • 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 t...  more »
  • Road number one all is admirable, especially in the area of Big Sur. Around every corner here meet the amazing beauty of the place. And this Bay is one of them. In addition to landscapes, here you can see many sea otters.
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  • In my opinion, for such activities and should go on the Pacific coast of America. Crowded beaches this is not for me, but here you can experience the feeling of togetherness, if lucky, and solitude with nature. It's cool!
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  • Really cool spot just a short hike in from Hwy 1. Definitely take the time to go explore. The tunnel is awesome and the rocks at the end of the trail are a great place to chill and watch the ocean
  • Beautiful spot to watch the waves crashing against the rocks. An otter was hanging out with us riding the waves. Park on the side of the road, but be very careful of traffic. The trail down is short but steep.
  • Lovely place! please be aware of the warning signs and the waves.
  • Such Cool history! Worth the short hike !
  • Hidden Gem tucked away off the Cabrillo Highway. Pull over at the Tanbark Trail Trailhead and head down the (steep) Partington Cove trail. You'll cross a short bridge, then head through a very cool tunnel. At the end, you'll find a beautiful sheltered cove, home to a kelp forrest and strikingly blue water. Worth the hike.