Big Sur is a long stretch of undeveloped, rugged, gorgeous coastline in Central California. Many say it’s the most beautiful part of the state’s famously beautiful coastline as the mountains come right up the coastline and sharp cliffs plunge down to hidden beaches that are often difficult to reach but well worth the difficult trek down.
It’s a popular spot for travelers driving down the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from the Bay Area down to Southern California. Many will stop and hike to a campsite where they will stay overnight, hike the mountains, walk the beaches and finish up around the campfire at night.
The best time for camping is from late spring through the summer and into the early fall. The winter months are also beautiful but often cool and foggy.
Brimming with natural beauty along the rugged coast of Central California is Big Sur. Considered one of the world’s most memorable coastlines, you’ll discover nature’s beauty at vacation rentals in Big Sur. Picture staying in a cozy cabin overlooking the Pacific Ocean with your closest family and friends. Become a beachcomber and enjoy spending mornings on the beach or admiring the views from seaside cliffs. The Big Sur area is picture-perfect for your relaxing California vacation.
Take Highway 1 and wind along the California coast stopping at scenic vistas and parks along the way. Stop and enjoy the view at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Featuring iconic tree-topped rocks with a crashing surf, even a novice hiker will be at ease here. Easily accessible from the main entrance, you’ll find a half-mile trail to McWay Falls where visitors will experience the 80 foot waterfall hurtling towards a granite cliff to the cove below. Visit California and experience life at Big Sur.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Big Sur. The hottest month in Big Sur is April, when temperatures peak at 100 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 28 ˚F. The wettest month in Big Sur is November with 11.25 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.43 inches of rain.
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