Relaxing at Big Sur LodgeTake the time to let your senses open to a world of quiet contemplation as you sit by a cool, clean stream and hear the water cascade over the rocks as a gentle breeze brushes the branches of the redwoods that tower over you. And remember, this is California, and Big Sur is equally known for its beaches where your imprints in the sand are washed away with each new Pacific Ocean wave that dash onto the shore. Look up from the retreating tide and you might see a whale or family of dolphins that often swim in the salty waters just beyond the breakers.