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Partington Cove, Big Sur

4.9
#4 of 7 in Outdoors in Big Sur
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  • 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 rep...  more »
  • 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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  • 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
  • Nice spot! #iloveitontop
  • 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 !

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