BIG SUR LODGE IS OPEN with access on Highway 1 from the North. Lodging, retail, and dining are all available seven days a week. Many trails are open. Visit our Big Sur News and Updates page

Things to Do When You Stay at Big Sur Lodge

From mountains and beaches to hiking and history, Big Sur offers a myriad of wonderful activities for families, nature lovers, and adventurers.


Hiking enthusiasts will feel right at home at Big Sur Lodge, which is located in the heart of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Known as the gateway to the Ventana Wilderness, it is home to many spectacular hiking trails of all levels.

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Whale Watching

Don’t forget your binoculars for some of the best theater in town as blue and humpback whales frolic in the summer coastal waters and the gray whale population migrates past the Big Sur coastline twice each year.

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Historic Sightseeing

For history buffs and photographers, the area is filled interesting historic sites and tours nearby.

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Bird Watching

Bird watchers from all over the globe have come to Big Sur to witness feathery fowl of various types. Make sure you take a special condor viewing tour and visit the Ventana Wildlife Society banding lab located at the entrance of Andrew Molera State Park.

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Big Sur is home to numerous spectacular Pacific Ocean beaches perfect for long walks and relaxing days. We suggest Pfeiffer Beach and Garrapata Beach, both within a short drive of Big Sur Lodge.

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Day Trips

From shopping to wine tasting to golf, when you stay at Big Sur Lodge, you can enjoy fun one-day excursions to nearby sites, activities, and towns.

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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.

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