Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

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Beach · State Park
Featuring forests, granite cliffs, 2,500-year-old sequoia trees, and a 24 m (80 ft) waterfall that drops into the Pacific, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park offers hiking, camping, and scuba diving. The camping areas overlook the ocean, providing opportunities for whale watching. See the remains of McWay house, dedicated to the memory of Julia Pfeiffer Burns--a famous rancher of Big Sur. If you wish to camp at the site, you'll have a picnic table, fire ring, and restrooms provided. Make sure you take water, firewood, and clothes for changeable weather. Make Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur attractions planner.
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  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park was a pleasant experience. The nice walk to the beach gave us a look at a unique waterfall. It was not a big deal but the walk was short.  more »
  • Most travelers stop here to see McWay Falls. It's a very pretty sight, but it's often crowded, and most of the trails near the parking area are closed due to fire damage, making for a rather quick...  more »
  • Amazing Natural beauty 😍
  • Love the falls it was toobad. We couldnt walk all the way down it was Partially open so you could see but couldn't go to beach all the way. let's open these parks so we can see our beautiful outdoor stuff.

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