Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area, Big Sur

About Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area, Big Sur

Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area, Big Sur - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Sycamore Canyon Road, Right off Highway 1,Big Sur, CA 93920

Phone: +1-8054341996

Ticket Price: 10 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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Dog friendly and crescent-shaped beach, purple sands, huge double rocks are some of the significant features that describe this beautiful Pfeiffer Beach. The huge waves of the sea crashes along the coast and windy atmosphere of the place makes the sea too dangerous for swimming. However, you would love to walk around the beach as you get to enjoy incredible views of the sea. Dig your finger into the wet sand and you get to see the purple sand. It happens because of the manganese garnet that gets washed down the uneven hill slope. However, if you plan for an overnight camping, Pfeiffer Beach is not the destination. 

Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area Information

  • The beach is a day use area.
  • No overnight camping is allowed.
  • The beach is dog friendly.
  • The Day use area is open 7 days a week.

Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area Ticket Prices

  • $10 for car parking.

How To reach Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area by Public Transport

  • By car

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Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area, Big Sur Reviews - Write a Review

  • Beach closed till January 2018. Check back in Jan 2018 if the beach is opened. There is a mass slide onto road and repair works will be going on till Dec 2017. Only access till Bixby bridge.

  • Beautiful spot to watch the sunset through the rocks. Romantic if you bring out some chairs and sit to watch the sunset. Not too many tourists but there are always people around. Parking is a bit expensive but it's worth it for the pictures alone.

  • Great beach in Big Sur with vibrant purple sand. Worth the $10 for parking. Be careful when taking pictures near the rock, the waves can come up much higher than you expect and leave you with wet shoes and socks!

  • The road going to the parking is a single lane road so careful driving is required. The parking is also small so make sure you travel early in the morning. On busy days parking will be full by 11 am. There is also a $10 entry fee and they only accept cash or check so make sure you have that $ bill ready.

  • small road drive very slow careful . limited parking spot .very windy and big wave. famous for the purple sand

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