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Big Sur Guide
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The best camping 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...
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Dora-Rozi Retreat

Dora-Rozi Retreat

100% Recommend – 5 Responses
Landa
Landa: We were looking for a last-minute place with very little light noise to watch the Persieid meteor show...
Direct book $45/night
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
Steven
Steven: This place is absolutely amazing. Christine and David are amazing hosts and have created a truly uniqu...
Request book $50/night
Limekiln Campground

Limekiln Campground

98% Recommend – 72 Responses
David
David: The area is beautiful. My review is specific to the camping context. Looking at the photos, the sites...
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In 1944, Orson Welles and his wife, Rita Hayworth, bought a home in Big Sur, but the couple never spent a night there.
A Place to Stay

A Place to Stay

90% Recommend – 57 Responses
Paul
Paul: This was better than we could have ever guessed. I don;t want to spoil the surprise but it has inspire...
Request book $45/night
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...
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In the song, "Road Trippin," the Red Hot Chili Peppers mention surfing at Big Sur.
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...
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Bar SZ Ranch

Bar SZ Ranch

95% Recommend – 11 Responses
Maria
Maria: Bar SZ Ranch is a stunning property with the most hospitable land owners you’ll meet. My friends and...
Request book $50/night
Many writers, including Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller, found inspiration from the rugged beauty in the Big Sur area.
Camp WagMore

Camp WagMore

96% Recommend – 49 Responses
Casey
Casey: This property is a blast! Not only is it fun to pick a site amongst the oak trees, it is close to so m...
Direct book $25/night
Redwood Rain Forest Camp
Kate
Kate: We had an amazing celebration and were so impressed at what the space had to offer. Kids paradise and ...
Request book $440/night
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 t...
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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)!
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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.
The Corral

The Corral

100% Recommend – 4 Responses
Sean
Sean: Super fun spot! Buddy was wonderful in being in contact with us immediately and checking in occasiona...
Direct book $30/night
Flying Pig B'n'B

Flying Pig B'n'B

98% Recommend – 80 Responses
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...
Request book $125/night
Arroyo Seco Campground
Tim
Tim: Hike in two miles to find camping riverside. From there, proceed another mile or so up the canyon, alt...
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The Cowboy Room

The Cowboy Room

100% Recommend – 17 Responses
Karen
Karen: This was my first time staying at FlipJack Ranch and definitely will not be my last. Robin and David t...
Direct book $276/night
New Brighton Campground
Courtney
Courtney: This campground sits right above a great beach for launching a kayak or paddleboard. Some of the sites...
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Tash Creek

Tash Creek

67% Recommend – 3 Responses
Robert
Robert: Sharron, we had a great time and really appreciate your hospitality! We checked out Los Padres Nationa...
Request book $40/night
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....
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Stepping Stones Farm

Stepping Stones Farm

72% Recommend – 9 Responses
Sara
Sara: Rolling hills, vineyards all around, and a farm full of animals. What's not to love about Stepping Sto...
Request book $40/night