Don’t forget your binoculars for some of the best theater in town as the Blue
whales frolic in the coastal waters and the Gray whale
population migrates past the Big Sur coastline twice each year.
California State Parks is proud to present Ranger guided whale watching. Come celebrate with us the migration of the California gray whales off the Big Sur coast. Meet at the vista point on Highway 1 at mile marker 37, just north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. 10:00 AM - Noon, weather permitting. Learn More »Bird Watching
Bird watchers from all over the globe have come to Big Sur to witness feathery fowl of various types and take time to visit the Ventana Wildlife Society
banding lab located at the entrance of Andrew Molera State Park.
See the Calendar of Events
for special Condor Viewing Tours hosted by the Ventana Wildlife Society. Learn More »Relaxing
Big Sur is a diversified locale offering a myriad of physical activities, but one of the greatest gifts afforded to visitors is the chance to do absolutely nothing at all. Learn More »
While staying at Big Sur Lodge, you can enjoy One Day Excursions to nearby sites, activities, and towns. Learn More »Beaches
Big Sur offers several lovely beaches for long walks and relaxing days. We suggest Pfeiffer Beach and Garrapata Beach, both within a short drive of Big Sur Lodge. Learn More »