One of the most beautiful places on earth - giant, steep mountains cascading into the sea, with a narrow strip of road carved into the side looking down upon crashing waves. You will want to stop again and again for pictures, especially if you are there in the late afternoon as the sun is dropping....more
The highlight of this park is an overlook of a stunning turquoise bay with a waterfall tumbling down to the sandy beach. Tip: if you are just coming for the beach view, park on the road and save the parking fee. There are also redwood hikes here, but we didn't try them....more
Amazing state park. There are some amazing hikes through giant redwoods, over gurgling creeks to a beautiful waterfall. You can camp here - though the layout is a bit odd, with a lot of the sites on the main hiking trail which gets a lot of hikers during the day. Good thing is they have running water and...more
This is possibly the most beautiful campground in California. It sits perched on a cliff above the ocean, with spectacular views in both directions of mountains cascading to the sea. It is a short walk down a path to a rocky beach. In the last year they stopped offering running water here (apparently...more
Beautiful beach area about an hour south of Big Sur on Highway 1. Parking for Day Use is $8, but you can park for free outside the park and walk in. There is a trail down from the beach about 100 m past the parking lot.