Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area1763 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area
- $10 for car parking.
How to Reach Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area
- By car
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74.8% 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 Reviews & Ratings
Really nice place. Great beach area. I gave it 1 star because there is seemingly one way in and one way out and that road is only 1 lane total. Both directions use the same lane and it's a terrible experience getting in there and then back out. For a place that charges for entry you'd think they'd have a big enough road
This is a stunning place. A hidden gem, I would definitely plan to spend more time there next time we are there. The beach has purple sand, it is amazing! It was very windy though, I would take a jacket with me. There many beautiful rock formations which add to the beauty of the place. To access the beach area, you need to cross giant trees which give a mystical vibe..
Amazing place. Stunning rock formations. There's a 2 mile 1 lane road to it, so be comfortable with that. It was also extremely windy (the rock formations might play a part in it, but I'm no expert on that). It didn't bother me personally, but keep that in mind. The more sensitive people might consider taking some eye protection for the sand that gets picked up by the wind.
A great beach. The sunset inside the hole is only during few weeks between December and February. Don't expect to see it other periods
Great "hidden" beach. Plenty of traffic on this 1-lane road so pay attention. $12 to get in for the day. Climb up the rocks to see some crab, tide pools fun, etc.