The views at Big Sur of the ocean and wilderness are breathtaking. The beaches are hidden but definitely worth the search. Staying at a Big Sur vacation home rental offers travelers a wide variety of hiking opportunities along the beach, down into the valleys, and up to the ridge tops.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has 800 acres of redwoods, conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders and willows that are interspersed with open meadows. Wildlife includes wild boars, raccoons, skunks, and birds, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers.
Hikers can enjoy the many scenic loops, including a self-guided nature loop. Overlooks provide spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur Gorge. Campsites are along the Big Sur River. The Big Sur Lodge operates room and cabin accommodations.
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