Big Sur, United States

About Big Sur

Big Sur captivates with its dramatic coastline where towering cliffs meet the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. This stunning stretch of California offers breathtaking views from places like McWay Falls and the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge. Ideal for nature lovers, Big Sur provides serene redwood-filled hiking trails, cozy coastal inns, and the perfect setting for both adventure and relaxation under expansive skies.

Community ratings

Cost

Well-known

Nature

Romantic

Nightlife

Big Sur highlights

Average temperature in June

23 °C / 73 °F

High season months

May, June, July, August, September, October

Local currency

United States dollar (USD)

Local language

English

Closest Airports

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (US) - 35.4 km (22.0 mi)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (US) - 121.9 km (75.8 mi)
  • San Francisco International Airport (US) - 158.2 km (98.3 mi)

Fun fact

Big Sur is named after the untouched wilderness area, meaning "Big South."

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