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.

Big Sur Station

Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
Review Highlights
Nice starting point for the Pine Ridge Trail

Any trail head with flushing toilets gets an A from me. If you're backpacking parking is $5 a night... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2014
Bellflower, California
Dirty bathrooms

traveling down route 101 S., this is the first stop when she do have a few restaurants about 45... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2014
Sedona, AZ
via mobile
Read all 85 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The visitor information center at Big Sur.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“los padres” (3 reviews)
“post ranch” (2 reviews)
Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
Write a Review
Reviews (85)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

21 - 30 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 11 December 2014

Any trail head with flushing toilets gets an A from me. If you're backpacking parking is $5 a night which is a deal compared to other parks.

Thank NormRoberts
Reviewed 29 October 2014

traveling down route 101 S., this is the first stop when she do have a few restaurants about 45 miles north. The restaurant bathrooms next to the market were very dirty.

1  Thank PurpleLightworker
Reviewed 6 October 2014

They are helpful and a great source for Big Sur. We had trouble finding Pfeiffer Beach, and they helped us get there, and enjoy a great afternoon.

Thank Jiwon L
Reviewed 13 September 2014

The station was closed every tme we went there. The maps outside were nice, and the access to trails in the big sur was terrific. Can stop here to find a trail that is dog friendly. Note: what they are calling "easy" would be moderate...More

Thank Vallianm
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Big Sur station is a ranger station operated by Caltrans, the Los Padres National Forest, and California State Parks. They do an amazing job of keeping the entire Big Sur area a great place to visit. The station is 26 miles south of Carmel near...More

4  Thank mini
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was a nice little stop for us on the long Pacific Coast Highway drive. We stopped here to use the bathroom and stretch our legs a bit. The shops had an eclectic selection, there was a restaurant and a general store as well. You...More

1  Thank Jess M
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Stopped here to stretch our legs on our trip along the pacific coast from la to san fran. Some really beautiful views, nice picturesque spots. Good place to stop, stretch your legs, get a post card maybe, have a bite to eat. Check it out...More

Thank cksteeve
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This place was just amazing, breathtaking views on both side's of the street, you get the mountains scenery on one side and the pacific ocean on the other side awesome experience can't wait to visit this coastal area again.

Thank debsadventures5359
Reviewed 16 May 2014

With good food and restroom, I did stop and liked. The gas was expensive, but considering the region I do not expect anything different

1  Thank lugfran
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. The place where the mountains come down to the ocean and redwoods add to the attraction of the mountains. WOW!

Thank 894robertj
Nearby Restaurants
2,778 reviews
2.16 miles away
Sierra Mar
664 reviews
1.34 miles away
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant
460 reviews
2.70 miles away
Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant
746 reviews
1.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Pfeiffer Beach
1,117 reviews
2.10 miles away
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
627 reviews
.52 miles away
Point Sur State Historic Park
144 reviews
1.43 miles away
Andrew Molera State Park
165 reviews
4.97 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from SuzC | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of hiking options at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. One option is Pfeiffer Falls Trail which is 2 miles round trip with a 200 ft. elevation gain. You can continue to the Valley View Overlook which is a 500 ft... More