We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number:
+1 831-667-2315
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 580 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 300
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Incredible vistas

The drive along the scenic Route 1 in California leaves one breathless and totally stunned! The view of the Pacific Ocean crashing against the rocks is a sight you will never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Venkat S
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

580 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 492: English reviews
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Big Sur Lodge in January 2017. The room was large and the staff were helpful. The lodge fireplace is nice. The room had no tv and no refrigerator. That would have been fine if the the restaurant, gift shop and park had been open but they were closed so there was less to do in the... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank janicealbert
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive along the scenic Route 1 in California leaves one breathless and totally stunned! The view of the Pacific Ocean crashing against the rocks is a sight you will never forget in your life. Plan on a camping trip to fully enjoy the amazing scenery...there are several options worth exploring!

Helpful?
2 Thank Venkat S
Yucaipa, California
Level Contributor
298 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The central pacific coast is dotted with beautiful picture spots. The Pfeiffer Big Sur State park is easily located off Hwy 1. It's a rocky coastline, so no swimming. This primarily a picture and/or picnic stop.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gabby92399
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
3,008 reviews
1,351 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

A very peaceful place, along the coast, beautiful views, windy , still sauvage, now it has become a place to be seen, a natural setting a pleasure to explore.

Helpful?
Thank Manuela L
California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

One of the most tranquil places I've ever been to. Really easy to get to and worth veering off Hwy 1 as you drive along the coast.

Helpful?
1 Thank SamEckD
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

You need a jacket. Even when it is sunny and really great weather a mile away from the ocean as soon as you get close, it is very chilly. The wind mainly was below 50F. Other than that the view are amazing: nice blue pacific ocean and breathtaking landscape.

Helpful?
1 Thank Samuel G
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
187 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

this is by far one of the most stunning areas to visit. be prepared to be mind blown. It was so serene and i wished we could have stayed several hours. the scenery is so stunning and breath taking. take time out to just reflect and sit and view .

Helpful?
2 Thank debbie1961255068
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

After Point Lobos, this was our next favorite spot to hike and enjoy the views along the coast. Only 10-15 minutes from Carmel Highlands, parking on the right (note that signs are not obvious). Enjoy - and if you enjoy hikes, you will enjoy this one!

Helpful?
Thank Justin H
Westchester, NY
Level Contributor
143 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We parked on the road by Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park but didn't really go in it. We did walk down to the McWay Falls lookout, though, and felt very lucky to have found it. My photos are from our drive south to north along the Pacific Coast Highway in October. All the regular park entrances were closed due to... More 

Helpful?
Thank leklekblue
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
253 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Stop as often as you can and admire/photograph nature. Wonderful drive (North to South). It is as the travel books say - just amazing. If you are reading these reviews you are thinking of doing Highway 1 - only advice is Do It! Give yourself time!

Helpful?
2 Thank nsander219

Travellers who viewed Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park also viewed

 

Been to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and other visitors
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?