Activities in Big Sur
There are a multitude of things to do while you’re in Big Sur. Hiking, sight-seeing, whale watching, exploring the Big Sur river, and visiting the local art galleries are just a few of the activities you can experience during your stay.
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With an area of 4,766 acres, Andrew Molera is Big Sur’s largest state park. The park boasts 20 miles of trails that give hikers access to the Big Sur Rivermouth and estuary, the driftwood-strewn Molera Beach, as well another vibrant ecosystems.
Big Sur’s oldest, most developed and most popular state park, Pfeiffer Big Sur, lies more than a mile inland, along Highway One, and can be a viable escape from the coastal summer fog.
Occupying 3.75 square miles, the park features rocky points rising thousands of feet above underwater canyons, with streams flowing down steep gorges that are shaded by ancient redwoods.
Pfeiffer Beach is one of the finest and most easily accessible beaches in Big Sur. Just one mile away from Ventana Campground, it certainly is the perfect spur-of-the-moment sunset experience.
Offering a 1.5 mile hike, Partington Cove and Canyon was built in the 1800′s to transport oak from the forests above to the ships moored int he cove below. A 60 foot long tunnel is one of the highlights of the trail.
The Restaurant at Ventana
Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant
Big Sur Lodge Cafe
1-800-4-BIG-SUR, (831) 667-3100
Big Sur River Inn
Habanero Burrito Bar (Located at General Store)
(800) 548-3610, (831) 667-2700
Cafe Kevah at Nepenthe
Sierra Mar at Post Ranch
The Maiden Publick House