Big Sur, California

Rocky cliffs, lush mountains, coastal redwood forests, and hidden beaches combine to create this remarkable destination along California's central coast. Big Sur is a majestic stretch of land located off the famous Pacific Coast Highway that offers unmatched scenic beauty and an eclectic vibe you can't find anywhere else. Outdoor adventure is abundant with epic hiking trails, picturesque camping spots and breathtaking historic & state parks to be explored.

Learn how to travel responsibly in Big Sur.

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Responsible Travel

Help preserve the magic of Big Sur by following these responsible travel guidelines:

  • LEAVE NO TRACE BEHIND: Pack in, pack. Dispose of all trash and plastics properly.
  • CAMP ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS: The fine for illegal camping is $1,000. The prohibition includes camping along the scenic stretch of Highway 1 that passes through Big Sur.
  • FOLLOW FIRE SAFETY: Remember that campfires, barbecues, and open fires are not allowed except in developed campgrounds.
  • RESPECT WILDLIFE: Stay on designated trails at all times and off of local flora and fauna. Be safe around animals by keeping a distance of at least 25 yards. 

Visit the Community Association of Big Sur website for more responsible travel tips.


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