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Partington Cove, Big Sur
(4.9/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 pl...  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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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.