Family and Kids in Big Sur

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Big Sur? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Big Sur, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Big Sur.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Big Sur for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area

    Beach

    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 int...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

    Garden, Park

    Visit Big Sur’s largest state park where the hiking trails bends through redwood groves. This hiking trail is said to be one of the popular trails and it takes you to a beautiful 60 feet waterfall named Pfeiffer Falls, hidden within the woods. The waterfall is usually visible during December to May. While in summer, the fog keeps the park covered till the midday. Other than redwood, you c...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Carmel River State Beach

    Beach

    One of the popular destinations among divers, kayakers and birders is Carmel River state beach. Take a look into the deep blue ocean, the water seems to be very calm. However, its sudden riptides attitude makes the ocean water unsafe for swimmers. So, it is better you don’t try your first hand swimming experience in this ocean. Rather consider kayaking near the sudden drop off near the sh...Read more
  4. Amazing Big Sur attraction for kids
    The Esalen Institute

    Educational Site

    Covering around 25 acres of land, the Esalen Institute is a popular non-profitable organization that aims at educating tourists on spiritual studies, martial arts, yoga and various aspects of dance. If you are not interested in taking part in any of these programs, you can at least stop by to see the breathtaking view of Santa Lucia Mountains from this location. Else, you can enjoy a nice healt...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Limekiln State Park

    Garden

    One of the popular state parks of California, offering a breathtaking view of Big Sur Coast is how Limekiln State park can be defined. Surrounded with beautiful redwoods, bordered with rugged coasts, this state park offers an excellent campground for tourists. The park has around 31 sites for camping. Choose one of them to enjoy your day in this beautiful state park. Other than this, activities...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Big Sur
    Point Sur State Historic Park & Lighthouse

    Garden, Park

    Located on Big Sur coastline of Monterey County, the Point Sur state historic park emerges like a green fortress out of the sea. From a distant, the park might look like an island but it is actually connected with the main land by a sandbar.
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Coast Gallery Big Sur

    Educational Site

    Visit the largest gallery of American Crafts in the United States. The gallery first started as a platform to offer opportunities to the new artists of Big Sur. At present, the gallery has become so popular that thousands of works, done by more than 250 American artists and craftsmen are displayed in this gallery. With beautiful scenic beauty of Highway one, the gallery has turned out to be one...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Partington Cove

    Park

    Just behind the entrance gate of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, there is a rugged lane that leads to this rocky cove named Partington Cove. Moving further to the lane, it gets split into two trails. One trail leads to the beach. The strange part of this beach is it doesn’t have any sand; rather it is covered with smooth round rocks. The other trail leads to a 60 foot long tunnel, leadin...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Plaskett Creek Big Sur

    Family and Kids

    It is one of the popular camping grounds with beautiful location in the west- central of California. People from Big Sur often head off to this camping site to spend their weekend. The site provides easy access to the famous sandy beach of Big Sur, named Sand Dollar beach. With Pacific Ocean bordering the western side of the campsite, the ground gives a stunning view of the ocean. The location ...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Sand Dollar Beach

    Beach

    Set at the foothill of Pacific Valley cliffs lays crescent shaped largest sandy beach of Big Sur, named as Sand Dollar Beach. It is both a beautiful beach and a nice hiking trail offering majestic view of the coast. It is a perfect destination where you can experience both rugged trail and sandy beach in your hiking session. After parking your car at the entrance, look towards the northwest and...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Salmon Creek Falls Trail

    Family and Kids

    Visit one of the popular southern most hiking trails of Big Sur offering a majestic view of the westward of the coast! This is how Salmon Creek Falls trail is usually defined by most of the tourists. The happiest part of this trail is you can hike as long as you wish to and can return back. However, walking towards the southern part of the trail, you can see a fork where the trail heads up to t...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Pfeiffer Beach

    Beach, Picnic Spot

    Located in the heart of Big Sur, Pfeiffer Beach mesmerizes tourists with its breathtaking appearance. Most beautiful during sunset, its unique purple sand is what sets it apart from all other beaches. Another striking feature of this beach is the arch in one of the rock structures. Whales are a common sighting here, especially during their migratory period. Overall, this beach is perfect for an...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Jade Cove

    Beach

    To enjoy a perfect hiking session and the relaxing presence of natural wonders, you can plan a trip to the Jade Cove. This is a wonderful tourist destination in California that you can visit with your friends and family. To reach to the sandy beach of Jade Cove, you have to cross a steep path. The beach is famous as people often spot nephrite jade here. The plane loop trails adjacent to the co...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Pfeiffer State Beach

    Beach

    The Pfeiffer State Beach is a wonderful sea beach that will certainly make you feel overwhelmed. The sandy beach gets a bit of a rugged look by the presence of rocks of different shapes and sizes here and there. The surrounding areas of this coastal beauty have so many paths that get shade from a lot of trees. The beach is clean and peaceful and it is surely a treat to the eyes. Not only your ...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Kirk Creek Campground

    Family and Kids

    Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, among several Monterey Pines, is the Kirk Creek Campground. This park has 34 camping grounds, each one of them offering a stunning view of the ocean along with the magnificent Big Sur coast. There are a few trails that will even take you to the beach. A popular destination for surfing and ocean fishing, Kirk Creek beach can be reached on foot from this park. A fe...Read more