Pfeiffer Beach Day Use AreaCurrently Closed
- Address: Sycamore Canyon Road, Right off Highway 1,Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8054341996
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Water Body, Waterfront, Family And Kids
Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area
85.54% of people who visit Big Sur include Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
42.16% of people start their Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area
94.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area
Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area Trips
Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area, Big Sur Reviews
Soooo picturesque!!! The water of course is cold so I do not recommend going in it but you do have to pay a $2 cash toll before entering, not to mention the narrow road you will have to drive to get to the entrance. The road is suppose to hold two cars going the opposite way but some areas you will have to pull over or stop to let the other car pass. It’s worth it though!
Amazing beach! The entrance is a little hidden and pretty intricate with narrow roads. The entire experience was an fun little adventure that leads to a beautiful beach and great views.
Pfeiffer Beach is a nice area in Big Sur, although if you want to go to this park there's a very long drive down from the top and it will cost you a $10 entrance parking fee. The entrance actually isn't that well- marked off of Highway 1, there's just a yellow caution sign that says winding road down to Beach. Be forewarned, wear a jacket with a hoodie or a hat and long pants instead of shorts if possible, the wind kicks up mercilessly down at the beach, and the sand will feel like you're being attacked with needles sticking in you everywhere, seriously no joke. Go there and you'll see what I mean. That's why I'm docking a couple of stars.
$10 parking. Use google maps to get there. Totally worth it to see purple sand. We went during early spring and it was not packed.
WOW, just WOW. A place you just can't miss, but you could miss due to poor signage. We were expecting to see only a purple sand beach, but pleasantly surprised with the great views and waves pounding big rocks which made huge holes in the rocks. Surrounded by mud hills tempting us to climb them. But dangerous to do so as they can collapse. Big place for kids to have a of fun. Great sunset views as well.