- The list below includes 112 free or cheap things to do in or near Big Sur, California, including 69 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Hiking Trails, Beaches and Camping Site.
- From Big Sur Tours & More to Point Sur State Historic Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Big Sur and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Carmel, Monterey, Seaside and Pacific Grove.
Recognized and recommended by National Geographic, Big Sur Tours & More is a chartered tour company that specializes in small-group excursions. All tours feature custom itineraries and feature knowledgeable, experienced and personable guides. Overnight tours are available.
Lighthouse enthusiasts flock to Point Sur State Historic Park in Big Sur, California, which features a large refurbished lighthouse. Tours are available, including moonlit excursions and day trips. Children under age 5 are free, and those aged 6-17 receive a discounted rate.
McWay Falls drops 84 feet from the highest point on the cliff onto the beach. While the beach itself is inaccessible, the falls can be visited all year long, since it is fed by underground rivers. Trails lead to an old stone house.
Divided in 2, a beach side and a mountainous side, Limekiln State in Big Sur, California is a camping and hiking area. Either you decide to book a campsite by the beach or on the mountain side, all of the 29 sites have fire rings and camping tables.