A warm breeze, a beautiful view of the mountains that emerge from the Pacific Ocean, the way the mountains meet the rocky coastline and is immersed in different shades of turquoise, the combined smell of pines and salt water, the sound of the fluttering of a hawk and the waves breaking with the stones on the shore, and the peace you feel when you arrive and breathe with nature, away from all civilization and many people. A sunset in which the sky explodes in orange and red colors. That is what you will feel when you step into Big Sur.
A little further from the Californian coast, you will find the best beaches for surfing. Dream waves for fans of this sport, both beginners and experts. California offers all surfers a good number of beaches to challenge the powerful waves of the Pacific. Big Sur is a must-see stop, there are so many wonderful places to visit that your biggest challenge will be knowing which one to go first.
Big Sur is a region of California, one of the least populated but most visited by tourists since it is a paradise for surfers who want to practice their favorite sport without limits and because of the beautiful views it offers. This area has gigantic waves for the most daring. It is a place for people who like to explore and venture. To travel along the coasts of Big Sur, you need at least 4 days, live a good experience and get the best of California.
This coast bears the name of its original name in Spanish “the great south” or “the great country of the south”, which refers to its location south of the Monterey Peninsula, which extends almost 70 miles from San Simeon to Carmel. Although the roads have been built over the years, Big Sur is still a very natural place, with lions of mountains, cliffs and varieties of wonders on its shores, such as the appearance of the gray whale in the winter and the Blue Whale, the largest mammal on the planet, in the summer.
Bixby Creek Bridge
The Big Sur region has several state parks that capture the beauty of the place. Each of them is a new experience, a fascinating adventure that is impossible to miss. The most famous place of Big Sur contains a beauty that could be defined as dramatic: the Bixby Bridge, where the protagonists are the Santa Lucia mountains that rise from Big Sur Gorge, where you can appreciate different types of animals like raccoons, black-tailed deer, skunks, birds, and even lynxes. It is one of Big Sur icons.
Passing the Point Sur lighthouse, you will find the hills of Andrew Melera State Park, a perfect place for hiking and mooring. There is also the Pfeiffer park in Big Sur, where the Bixby Bridge is located. Among the things to do in Big Sur, right in this park, you can go hiking, biking, camping and swimming in the Big Sur River, and you can also take recreational vehicle rides. Among other well-known state parks, the Point Lobos State Reserve is a quiet area where you can see otters, sea lions, and birds.
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There are places that are mandatory to see when visiting Big Sur. One of them is 17 miles away by car, it is a road with spectacular views. Even though it sounds common, this site is the Cypress Lone, a 250-year-old lonely cypress located on the top of a cliff, being the most photographed tree.
In this same list, you will find the beach of Piedras Blancas. It is a beach where there is a colony of elephant seals in nature that can be seen from a point of view. Currently, there are 8,000 seals and the best seasons to see them are in April and December.
China’s coverage in an area full of hidden beaches and crystal clear waters, in fact, on a windy day, you can find protected water sections to explore. You can see seals and otters.
Mcway Falls is a large 80-foot high waterfall on the Big Sur coast that flows year-round from McWay Creek in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It is a tidal fall, a waterfall that empties directly into the ocean, and one of only two in California, the other is Alamere Falls.
Without a doubt, California gave us one of the best places that can exist. Big Sur is a destination that is worth knowing, enjoying and exploring to the fullest. From surfing, hiking through the woods, mountains, wonderful animals, campsites and cabins set. Visiting this place is an opportunity like no other.
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