Pfeiffer Beach Big Sur



Northern Mileage Mark
Carmel River Bridge (at Rio Road)
From north: 26 miles
Southern Mileage Mark
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
From south:64 miles

Pfeiffer Beach is located in the heart of Big Sur
1/4 mile south of the Big Sur Ranger Station.

Turn west on Sycamore Canyon Road.

Sycamore Canyon Road is very hard to see. Watch for it and be careful of other traffic.

The road is very narrow so please drive slowly and watch for children as you travel the 2 miles from Highway 1 to the beach.

Pfeiffer Beach is a Day Use Area, no overnight camping.

  • Hours: 9:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m
  • 7 days a week
  • $5.00 entrance fee per vehicle.