- TripBuzz found 97 things to do with kids in or near Big Sur, California, including 73 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Monterey, Carmel, Seaside and Pacific Grove.
- From Pfeiffer Big State Beach to Pfeiffer Beach, the Big Sur area offers 70 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Hiking Trails, Beaches and Camping Site.
- Big Sur is lies along the Pacific Ocean with 90 miles of coastline and extends about 20 miles inland to encompass much of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Visitors come for the different activities, sparsely populated area, and unbeatable views, but they stay for the peaceful way of life that many authors and artists have recognized over the years.
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Los Padres National Forest, Highway 1, 3.3 mi N of Gorda, 9.7 mi S of Lucia, Big Sur, CA 93920 MoreLess Info
Located next to a campground, Jade Cove Beach provides visitors with the opportunity to find jade pieces in its stony shore. The beach is accessible by a steep trail with a rope.
Molera Horseback Tours provide scenic tours through the major trails of the Andrew Molera State Park. Riders of all ages can travel through some of the modified giant redwoods and even over the river during their tour.
Featuring 23 camp site units, Ponderosa Campground is in a scenic natural area with a trout stream, a variety of trees, including pine, oak, and sycamore trees. The campground features running water and a picnic area.
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.