Point Sur State Historic Park, Big Sur

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  • July 17, 2017
    7 friends, a minivan rental and we have left behind the fog of San Francisco to get to this corner of paradise. Throughout the day they route 500 km but it was worth it. The road is winding and picturesque. Too bad that a landslide blocks the Road shortly before pfeiffer Beach but also the km further north are stunning. Looks a bit like the coastal road of Romito here in Livorno. At some points I felt like I was at home;-)
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  • July 10, 2017
    I was recently able to visit Point Sur, had a wonderful time. The only way to see it as by tours that last about 3 hours and they only do this at certain times so be sure to check out the website. The...  more »
  • May 20, 2017
    This is a must-do on a Hwy1 tour - gorgeous views and an amazing drive! It is north if the highway outages (may 2017) that are just south of Big Sur.  more »
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  • September 15, 2016
    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.
  • October 10, 2016
    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.
  • August 29, 2016
    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.
  • April 18, 2017
    Entrance was closed, no entry unless with a tour. Cannot just stop by on your way down the road.
  • October 4, 2016
    The lighthouse tour is adorably lo-fi (spoiler: it's knowledgable volunteer guides talking with a binder of old photos) but it's worth the afternoon.

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