Many walk-in campsites. Large grassy field near coastline where the parking lot is located half mile from camp area. Campers must carry their gear in approx. 1 mi. Parking can be tight on holiday weeknds or busy summer months. This place is popular among backpackers, cyclist, surfers & young people.
It's no surprise to hear a small drum circle; the word community is part of the scene. Everyone shares the same large camping area - picnic tables & fire rings alike. Share your food if you have extra.
Other camping non-busy campground options near the Big Sur Coast are - Ponderosa & Nacimiento.
[Big Sur beach, flat coastal field, beach access, tide pools, kelp beds]
||near beach & Big Sur
Hwy 1 Carmel, south 21 mi. to campground.
Grassy wetlands, tide pools, coves & prime coastal access is all within walking distance from your tent. The hike to the large field carrying your gear may be more than you expected. Be ready for a serious walk car campers. Climbing the cliffs & walking the beaches around here should be enough to satify any person seeking some exercise.
There area number of good hikes from this locations up the hills to the east. Big Sur BackRoads loop around the mountain range behind this ideal location. Partington Cove is an excellent are to explore & is way further south.
Our Big Sur BackRoads feature gives you an great idea of what kind of SUV access this back country has. Drive closer to your trail head or get off the busy coast Highway 1. Click here to see plenty of backroads campings options.