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Big Sur Guide
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The best camping spots near Big Sur, California.

Enjoy a vacation of untamed wilderness, roaring surf and fresh air in Big Sur.

Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nate
Nate: We stayed at campsite 177 based on Sarah's recommendation and loved it. Right on the river, and within...
A Place to Camp
Paul
Paul: This was better than we could have ever guessed. I don;t want to spoil the surprise but it has...
Spend the night on a bluff with ocean views or beside a stream, camping in Big Sur offers you the chance to explore untamed nature. Stretching between Carmel and San Simeon, this area is bordered by the Santa Lucia Mountains on the East and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Cabins and camping near Big Sur offer you a variety of locations from seaside bluffs to rich forest scenery. Read more...
Spend the night on a bluff with ocean views or beside a stream, camping in Big Sur offers you the chance to explore untamed nature. Stretching between Carmel and San Simeon, this area is bordered by the Santa Lucia Mountains on the East and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Cabins and camping near Big Sur offer you a variety of locations from seaside bluffs to rich forest scenery. While the area doesn't have many local residents, it's a popular destination for nature lovers so many camping options exist. Wake up next to majestic redwood trees and stunning mountain views. Just south of Carmel, Limekiln State Park provides year round camping spots among the redwoods with stunning views of the California coastline. At Ventana Campground, spend the nights in redwood canyon and along the banks of Post Creek. Dotted along the Route 1, private and public campgrounds make exploring this region fun and unique.
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Jeff
Jeff: Wow! Christine and David's little goat farm is the best. We even stayed on a weekend that a few...
Kirk Creek Campground
Aja
Aja: Listen raccoons. You think you're gonna sneak up up on me? This is not my first time at the rodeo....
In 1944, Orson Welles and his wife, Rita Hayworth, bought a home in Big Sur, but the couple never spent a night there.
Tash Creek
Sharron
Sharron: This is a special place set up for RVs and Trailers *only. * Come find a quiet retreat. Bring your RV...
Limekiln Campground
David
David: The area is beautiful. My review is specific to the camping context. Looking at the photos, the sites...
In the song, "Road Trippin," the Red Hot Chili Peppers mention surfing at Big Sur.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns Campground
Sasha
Sasha: Rather than parking in the JPB lot and schlepping your stuff, drive another 1/4 mile or so down Hwy. 1...
Oak Tree Ranch
Liam
Liam: Oak Tree Ranch was a great campsite! You're set up in sort of the backyard of a house in the middle of...
Many writers, including Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller, found inspiration from the rugged beauty in the Big Sur area.
M.C.C. Redwood Ring
Shelly
Shelly: Beautiful spot, friendly and accomodating hosts. Short but STEEP slope up to the sites, be prepared!...
Andrew Molera Trail Camp
Sasha
Sasha: These sites are in a big open field, and while it makes for nice, flat camping, there is ZERO privacy....
Despite the crowds of people that you see on your visit, there are only around 2,000 permanent residents in the area.
Pinnacles Campground
Oshie
Oshie: Site 18 is secluded. Located at the end of the road, right by a closed gate. Few hundred feet beyond...
New Brighton Campground
Courtney
Courtney: This campground sits right above a great beach for launching a kayak or paddleboard. Some of the sites...
The 1862 Homestead Act offered 160 acres of free land to people who moved to Big Sur. It would be worth a fortune at today's prices.
Plaskett Creek Campground
Hipcamper
Hipcamper: I'm a fan of beaches, and Sand Dollar Beach is pretty dang rad (and directly across from the campground)!
Arroyo Seco Campground
Tim
Tim: Hike in two miles to find camping riverside. From there, proceed another mile or so up the canyon,...
Mossy Bench Camp
Rob
Rob: this was a beautiful campground and robin was very welcoming! we enjoyed it muchly!
Sunset Campground
Jessica
Jessica: Look at the sites before you pitch your tent! The locations are very different. Also- there is a large...
Flamenco Romántico Paraíso Camping
Gui
Gui: We definitely had a wonderful stay. It is very quite and remote but also very close to Capitola where...
Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp
Tim
Tim: We had a short but sweet stay at Pianetta Ranch. Everyone we dealt with, from reservation to on-site,...
Henry Cowell Redwoods Campground
G.M.
G.M.: We stayed in site 11 last summer. The sites are spacious and tidy. Lots of poison oak on the outside...
Huckleberry Campground
Pol
Pol: Very nice campground. Hike-in spots are just like 100 yards from the the parking spot. Bathrooms are...