Big Sur Tourism

Visit Big Sur - Best of Big Sur

Located on the Central coast of California, Big Sur, the precious piece of land filled with rustic beauty, stands in between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Lucia Range. If you are fond of secluded and romantic places, Big Sur will be a big opportunity to explore the true essence of peaceful trip. For the solo travelers, explore the southern part Big Sur that is still being untouched by the new-age development structures. You can just go there, relax for some days and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. You hardly get to see people around the place. Taking a night tour around Big Sur is a bit difficult as the place doesn’t have much street light. The moon and the shining stars will be the guiding light for you. Above that, if the streets are filled with fog, it glitters under the moonlight. Those picturesque views actually make you realize that your trip to Big Sur is the best thing you have done so far.

In recent times, many vacation planners are offering travel packages for Big Sur. Buy one such packages, pack your bag and head off to Big Sur in your next vacation. 

Big Sur Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Big Sur tips for your visit

  • The weather keeps on changing so it is advisable to wear layered clothing.
  • Be aware of poison oak while hiking along the trails.
  • Many of the beaches are private and have barbed wires to forbid trespassers. Be aware of the wires while going near to those beaches.  

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Facts and Stats for Big Sur*

  • Pollution Statistics in Big Sur

    Know the pollution level of Big Sur before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
  • Big Sur: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Big Sur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Big Sur.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 83.33 (Very High)
    • Attacks 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 29.17 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Big Sur - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 36.46 (Low)
    • Climate Index 95.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 7 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.04 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Big Sur

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Big Sur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Big Sur Travel Guides

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