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Garrapata State Park

Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road, Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-4909
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Nice beach and cliff walk

Nice sandy beach and a great walk along the cliff for some great views of the coastline. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hepatacyte
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
Very ruggedly gorgeous!

One of our favorite places in Big Sur, especially in 2017 since the Pfeiffer Bridge is out. Be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeanette M
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Albuquerque
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This rocky beach is typical of the beautiful scenery along the Big Sur coastline.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road, Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice sandy beach and a great walk along the cliff for some great views of the coastline. Well worth stopping off to explore. Not very signposted - we were looking for it but only stopped by chance

Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite places in Big Sur, especially in 2017 since the Pfeiffer Bridge is out. Be careful on the beach, the stairs were gone in March (washed out) at the bottom by the beach, easily a 6 to 8 foot drop-off at end...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must stop at this park to see the views of the coast, like no other! The coastline in this area is rugged and breathtaking, truly a magical place.

Thank jen h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views along Garrapata State Park Bluff Trail. Took a moment here and there in breathing the fresh air and feeling the cool breeze. Abundance of lovely flowers and plants all around. An enchanting waterfall when crossing the quaint bridge. Followed the sounds of sea...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach was beautiful. The access was removed enough from the highway so that you felt removed from the hustle and bustle of traffic. There were enough nooks in the rocks along the edge of the beach that you could get some privacy.

Thank oxdoc2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's really easy to walk around here and enjoy the beautiful scenery! There just perfect views everywhere you turn. You probably want to stop where you see cars since there's no clear marker on where to stop.

Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the white sand beach and the views . WE were on a drive to Big Sur and stopped over here. It was a short hike down with some stairs and was one of our favorite places to stop on our northern Cal vacation

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Big Sur, then you'll be seeing this too. The stopping points are just breathtaking and peaceful. We, as humans, are so small. Nature is so grand.

Thank Laurie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a easy pit stop with a beautiful secluded beach. Easy access of the Big Sur road and it's a great place to take some pics, walk the lovely beach and explore a little of the big Sur coast. We had Lovely romantic pic...More

Thank 24sportstv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review is only for the beach. This is one of aha moments on seeing garapatta beach. Though quite far from sfo almost 2 1/2 hr drive its worth making the trip here. Go for the day/ half day. Parking: roadside on gravel State park...More

Thank M V
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Susan L
28 May 2017|
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Response from lindacrick | Reviewed this property |
2 weeks ago, yes the calla lilies were still in bloom...lots in the gully areas
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janegmorgan
29 April 2017|
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Response from Uncle Jack | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive in and some of it would be handicapped accessible . It is a State Park however and in my memory, only a small part would be easily handicap accessible.
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Dididivis
3 July 2015|
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Response from Lara M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any rest rooms on my visit
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