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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Beach

Monterey, CA
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Beach, Monterey California

Description

You will never forget the beauty of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park after you leave. This beach, in the glorious Big Sur area, is a white sand beach with a waterfall that splashes onto the sand. The ocean here is stunning to behold with its bright blue-green hue. Walk the easy trail that hugs the coast, and look down on the paradise below. I could hardly take it in it was so wonderful!
Henry Miller called this area "a place of grandeur and eloquent silence." The drive along Highway 1 is spectacular all the way from San Simeon until you reach Monterey. It's a hair-raising, narrow, winding road, but well worth the hours of carsickness!
If you're hungry, stop along Highway 1 at Nepenthe Restaurant, where you can take in incredible views high high (808 feet) above the ocean. They have two beautiful terraces where you can eat outdoors, including Cafe Kevah on the lowest terrace, with fantastic views and more affordable prices.

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The beach and waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns state Park.
The beach and waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns state Park.
View high, high above the sea!
View high, high above the sea!
Oh what a gorgeous sight!
Oh what a gorgeous sight!
The trail at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
The trail at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
A little Blue Jay came to say hello.
A little Blue Jay came to say hello.
 

Directions

From Highway 1, follow the signs to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. There is plenty of parking.
Nepenthe Restaurant, 48510 California Highway One, Big Sur CA 93920, call (831) 667-2345.

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Barbara
12/27/2016 04:54
Love Big Sur ♥♥

Greg
11/05/2009 21:35
All right lotsafunmaps! Good luck!

Jill
09/09/2009 13:44
Drinks and sunsets at Nepenthe- now that will roll your stress away!

Last Updated Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:38:38 GMT