Welcome to ”post-card land“, feel free to pitch a tent. Kirk Creek Campground offers-up a piece of saline serenity for the outdoor savvy individual. Located just five miles up Highway 1 from Sand Dollar Beach, it's the largest stretch of sand found on the Big Sur coastline.
Kirk Creek Campground is a filter-less Instagram picture in the making. There’s no need to put a seashell to your sun-kissed ear to hear the ocean—just walk to it.
Pro tip: If Kirk Creek is full, try nearby first-come, first-served Limekiln Campground.
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Magical. The views here require no phone filters. Walk up to the cliffs and water. Most popular sites are 8 and 9 that directly overlook the cliffs. 9 has its own path to the trail down towards the water. There's a bathroom but no running water here. Haven't ever experience any wild animals here. Some walk-in/bike-in sites. Otherwise, it's best to reserve the campsites far in advance. If you try to walk up during peak season, you'll be out of luck.
The raccoons in this campground are bold! They ate all of our food. Also be aware of the ticks out here in Big Sur. They are in every campground near the beach. Also has amazing views at sunset, toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings.
Beautiful views, right on the coastline. Being big sur there are no sandy beaches, but the coastline is stunning none the less. Well maintained when I was there, although raccoons are everywhere and if you do not use the provided food storage containers they will chew their way into your tent and eat your food (according to the camp host it has happened many times).
I've stayed at 3 different campgrounds in Big Sur and this is by far my favorite. Insane views, magical little paths down to the beach. You really can't beat waking up here. It was pouring rain during our last trip and and it was still beautiful! Definitely book in advance! I've also had luck arriving at 7am on a Friday and snagging a spot as people are waking up and packing up.