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McWay Falls, Big Sur

4.5
#2 of 7 in Nature in Big Sur
McWay Falls is one of the only waterfalls in the region that empties straight into the ocean. Rising 24.3 m (80ft) above the shoreline of the Pacific, this "tidefall" is accessible via the state park's 1.03 km (0.64 mi) roundtrip trail. Pause at the vantage points along the way to take in views of the ocean and the cascading waters themselves. For a different vantage point, you can reach the beach below the falls via boat. Make McWay Falls part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur tour itinerary maker website .
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4.6
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  • On Highway 1. A must pull over and stop. Its easy to miss if you aren’t looking out for it, Absolutely breathtaking,  more »
  • McWay Falls along with Bixby Bridge and the keyhole rock of Pfeiffer State Beach are among Big Sur’s most beautiful and iconic sights. Unfortunately, the stormy winter of 2018-2019 has caused extensiv...  more »
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  • A cute little waterfall. There's a small trail that goes down to the water and it can be busy at times.
  • It's at the end of a small trail. A very small water falls. But a beautiful scenic views. Highly recommend during sunset.

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