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Partington Cove, Big Sur

4.8
#4 of 10 in Outdoors in Big Sur
Offering pristine views of the ocean, Partington Cove is a raw, unspoiled rocky beach at the end of a steep hiking trail that cuts through a tree-lined canyon, crosses a wooden bridge, and goes through an 18 m (60 ft) tunnel. The entrance to the downhill dirt path can be easily missed, so study the directions carefully before you go. If you wish to have the immaculate cove just for yourself, go early in the morning. Make Partington Cove part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur planner .
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  • We visited here as part of our drive down the California central coast. The place is tricky to find because the signage is almost non-existent. The top of the trail is located on the western inside of...  more »
  • The hike down the side of the mountain is beautiful and not difficult to walk. Cross the bridge and go through the tunnel and you'll come out to a beautiful cove. The water is blue and clear, there ar...  more »

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