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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...
Flying Pig B'n'B
Sabrina
Sabrina: My boyfriend and I stayed at the Flying Pig B'n'B for one night and had an amazing time! Kim was a wo...
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.
A Place to Stay
Paul
Paul: This was better than we could have ever guessed. I don;t want to spoil the surprise but it has inspire...
Camp Cruz Large Group Retreat
Leslie
Leslie: We are 12 families from Sunset Coop Nursery School in San Francisco. Cruz Camp totally exceeded our ho...
In 1944, Orson Welles and his wife, Rita Hayworth, bought a home in Big Sur, but the couple never spent a night there.
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. Don...
The Cowboy Room
Karen
Karen: This was my first time staying at FlipJack Ranch and definitely will not be my last. Robin and David t...
In the song, "Road Trippin," the Red Hot Chili Peppers mention surfing at Big Sur.
Limekiln Campground
David
David: The area is beautiful. My review is specific to the camping context. Looking at the photos, the sites...
The Cowgirl Room
Nick
Nick: So great! Had a very relaxing weekend here, the property is both bustling with (animal) activity and a...
Many writers, including Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller, found inspiration from the rugged beauty in the Big Sur area.
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...
Glamping In The Redwoods
Erika
Erika: Nestled in the redwoods, Waldhaus is a gorgeous property with 4 tent cabins surrounding a main buildi...
Despite the crowds of people that you see on your visit, there are only around 2,000 permanent residents in the area.
The Cowhand Room
Karmen
Karmen: We had a party of 7 that stayed at the Flipjack ranch this past weekend for a "bachelorette party" and...
Pinnacles Campground
Oshie
Oshie: Site 18 is secluded. Located at the end of the road, right by a closed gate. Few hundred feet beyond t...
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.
Arroyo Seco Campground
Tim
Tim: Hike in two miles to find camping riverside. From there, proceed another mile or so up the canyon, alt...
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....
Mini Studio In The Ranch House
Matt
Matt: Betty is a great host and is very accommodating! The mini studio is a rustic get away with access to r...
Camp Cruz Glamping Retreat
Audrey
Audrey: Camp Cruz is our first HipCamp experience, and it sets the bar high! The camp is super comfortabl...
New Brighton Campground
Courtney
Courtney: This campground sits right above a great beach for launching a kayak or paddleboard. Some of the sites...
Mossy Bench Camp
Anna
Anna: Easy to find, great campsite not far off the 1. Nestled in the redwoods, but close to the main house /...
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)!
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Jessica
Jessica: We stayed at the Light House campsite for New Years Eve and could not have picked a more magical spot ...