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Big Sur Station

Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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Not much is free here, and alot for sale at high prices. It does have Toilets though - which was... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
via mobile
Expensive, but a Life Saver! Fill up elsewhere before to save money.

Travel Tip: Fill up your tank to Full before even heading up to Big Sur. As in an 1 to 1.5 hours... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Not much is free here, and alot for sale at high prices. It does have Toilets though - which was very handy. 2067

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Travel Tip: Fill up your tank to Full before even heading up to Big Sur. As in an 1 to 1.5 hours before your ETA. Why? Because we thought that we would see a gas station on before heading up and then almost ran out...More

3  Thank NeoNorth
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Big Sur Station is the end of the road for now, but the new bridge opens on 10/13 for those who want to drive to Nepenthe, Ventana, Post Ranch and other points south. You still won't be able to get past the mudslide on...More

2  Thank SuzC
Reviewed 16 September 2017

If you're traveling south on US 1, this is the end of the road for now. Nice place to get info, purchase souvenirs and use the restroom.

1  Thank Krr1975
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Most travelers to Big Sur have heard by now that a washed-out bridge over the Big Sur River has closed the Pacific Coast Highway just south of the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and access from the south has been cut off by a massive...More

Thank Deirdre C
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Do the postcard/magnet shopping there! I met a man with a story there. On the parking lot there was a quite old ranger (?) who kept balance between restaurant and shop customer cars. Wish to have more time and speak to the man. I sense...More

1  Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The drive into and out of Big Sur is amazing. It's is one of the most gorgeous drives in the State of California. There are lots of picturesque vista points. Take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful sites.

Thank Gabby92399
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We visited this place after a very heavy rainfall day. Part of the highway 1 was closed on that day due to landslides. We reached this station & was surprised to see this station open & officer there was very kind & gave us all...More

Thank Ajay h
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I kind of believe we drove the road from San Simeon, CA to Monterey, CA the wrong way.... we went north because we were driving the entire coast of California from San Diego to Oregon! But if you drive this roughly 100 mile section of...More

7  Thank c2h5oh_1
Reviewed 8 February 2016

In one of my trips to California I had a chance to visit this amazing area located south of San Francisco. This view took my breath away. Just perfect day and nice ride. There are several spots to quick stops to admire the view. On...More

1  Thank RafaelHerthel
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22 September 2017|
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Response from SuzC | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of hiking options at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. One option is Pfeiffer Falls Trail which is 2 miles round trip with a 200 ft. elevation gain. You can continue to the Valley View Overlook which is a 500 ft... More