November 14, 2015

Big Sur: Pfeiffer Beach


And now for the final part of my Big Sur adventure. I hope you’ve enjoyed part one and two; this part may have to be my favorite.

Pfeiffer Beach

After seeing McWay Falls in gorgeous afternoon light, we (literally) chased the sunset to Pfeiffer Beach. Unfortunately, the park employee wouldn’t let us go down to the parking lot so we had to park on the highway turnout and walk two miles to the beach.

My friends and I decided we were desperate to get there in time for sunset and hitchhiked the two mile walk with a passing car driven by a very nice couple. We made it just as the sun was setting inside the arch of the Pfeiffer Rock.

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Hopefully, I’ll be able to release a guide to Big Sur within the next week. Where should I go next?


Wow, gorgeous photos! Pfeiffer beach has been on my travel list for a while (unfortunately I still haven’t gotten to the US). I’ve heard that the sand there has is purplish – is it true?

Looking forward to your Big Sur guide!


What lovely pictures! I’ve been to California many times but never to Big Sur! On my list.

xo Heather