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I say adventure because the road down to Pfeiffer is an experience! Wow! No one is exaggerating when they say it's a narrow winding road. We lucked out and got there by 11 am. There wasn't much traffic coming back up. When we finally made...More
We drove up from Kirk Creek camp ground. It was a weekday right before Thanksgiving so even though we arrived in late morning we were still able to get parking. My kids would have spent the whole day here. Wishing we would have brought sand...More
I’m adding this review in case you plan on coming here, call to see when the road is finished as it was closed on our visit. This is my favorite Big Sur spot and I was beyond disappointed when my hotel mentioned it’s closed due...More
Amazing beach but limited access. There are limited parking spaces to access this beach and they will turn you away if it’s full. Parking was $10 and this park is not part of the California State Park system so your annual pass does not apply....More
Beautiful beach. Have been many times, often it is very windy. But always worth the winding narrow road. The purple sand is breathtaking. Recently saw lots of crabs & sea shells. A must stop for my party twice each year. No matter how much the...More
I spend hours researching on Trip Advisor before any vacation. We drove up from LA, spent a week in Carmel, Monterey, drove down Hwy 1 seeing some of the most beautiful scenery and visited all the top spots - THIS one was my favorite. This...More
We tried to get to Pfeiffer Beach a day earlier but the parking lot was full and didn’t have the energy to hike down after a long flight. We went early the next morning right after sunrise and we were two of maybe a dozen...More
This is very popular and parking gets filled up quickly. We made 2 attempts to get in during the afternoon but was turned away by the attendants. Around 5, we decided to go back when there were no more attendants at the entrance but we...More
Drove in on a Friday morning as soon as the road opened. It was a narrow approach with few turn outs for oncoming traffic. There was parking at the bottom for about 50 cars.
The beach was a short walk from the parking. The beach...More