Point Sur State Historic Park, Big Sur

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  • My partner had the great idea to bring me here, as he visited it so many times before, and what a great idea that was, We could not reach the Hearst castle due to a land fall down the road but we enjo...  more »
  • First let me say the staff was wonderful concerning my mother's access up to the light. I had arranged quite a while in advance for handicap access to the light, since the tour walks up a steep road t...  more »
  • During many visits to Big Sur, Point Sur always appeared to me as a wonderful, wild, out-of-reach place often shrouded in mist and mystery. If not for the bridge collapse limiting our options to the s...  more »
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  • It's a unique experience along the coast highway. We were there on Wednesday morning, queued on 9:45, the park ranger closed the gate as soon as no more car waiting , so you don't wanna have the traffic jam. It's the guided tour by two volunteers. They divided us into two groups of around 13 of each. Slowly walking towards the top with experienced stories shared with us. They will charge $12 per person after the tour, which I think it's lowest price for a nice guided tour. You also have the chance to buy some souvenir on the top. They will escort everyone out together after 2 and half hour tour.
  • I love this rock! Its a magical place. Highly recommended.
  • An outstanding (literally) destination, worth the additional physical and organizational effort to access. Rich history, architecture, and breathtaking land/seascapes. A unique location with dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. There really is nothing like it.
  • A great place with a lot of history. Go on a tour if you can - it's great value for money with some amazing volunteer tour guides. One of the best stops on highway 1.
  • The tour was amazing! Incredibly informative and fun. It is a little bit long (2.5-3 hours). It would be nice if they had an abbreviated tour for folks with limited time.

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