Big Sur Journals

Slowing Down in Big Sur

A July 2005 trip to Big Sur by jimransier

Ventana Campground Photo, Big Sur, California More Photos
Quote: With only 2 days to explore, the memories that stick involved slowing down, relaxing, and kicking back in the California sun.

Ventana Campground

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Hotel

Ventana Campground Photo, Big Sur, California
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Best Things Nearby:Ventana Campground is a great location to use as a home base while exploring the Big Sur parks and beaches. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, and Pfeiffer Beach are all within 5 to 30 minutes of driving. Additionally, there are various restaurants, inns, and touristy shops all within 5 minutes of driving.Best Things About the Resort:Hands down, the redwood trees and stream make this campground one of the best campgrounds we have stayed at. Even Yosemite, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Lake Tahoe campgrounds do not compete with the comfort of Ventana.Reso...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2005

Ventana Campground
Highway 1
Big Sur, California
(831) 667-2712

Pfeiffer Beach

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Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Pfeiffer Beach, the best place to watch the sunset in Big Sur, is one of the few beaches in all of Big Sur that has road access. Yet the road to this beautiful fine-sand beach remains unmarked to keep busy day trippers from enjoying a Big Sur gem. Roughly 3 miles off Highway 1, Pfeiffer Beach is located at the end of a paved single-lane road that travels down a heavily forested canyon. Several private homes branch off from the road, and that may be part of the reason why this beach remains elusive to many passerby. A parking lot (a $5/car day use fee is required) with restroom facilities resides at the termination of the paved road. A short walk past the parking lot the beach opens up with g...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 12, 2005

Pfeiffer Beach
Sycamore Canyon Rd.
Big Sur, California