Pfeiffer Beach Day Use
12/28/2022 - Sycamore Canyon Rd to Pfeiffer Beach is closed due to flooding. No access to Pfeiffer Beach at this time. Closed until further notice.
Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Open - $12/day parking|
|Operational Hours:||Temporarily closed|
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||$12.00 day use fee or you can purchase and display the Parks Management Company (PMC) Annual Pass $50.00. More info at: www.campone.com The Parks Management Company manages Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area for the Forest Service. The Golden Age Pass, Access Pass or the Interagency Senior, Access or Annual Pass cannot be used for day use.|
|Open Season:||January - December|
|Best Season:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Restrictions:||No overnight camping.|
|Closest Towns:||Nearest supplies approximately 5 miles away at Big Sur Valley Area.|
|Operated By:||Parks Management Company for the Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Monterey Ranger District office: 831-385-5434 ext 0 or call the Big Sur Visitor Center: (831) 667-2315. Forest Service - Monterey Ranger District Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Parks Management Company email@example.com.|
Highway 1 to Sycamore Canyon Road. The road is difficult to see. It is in between the Big Sur Ranger Station and the Post Office.
Policy on Pet Dogs
Always keep your dog leashed, except when inside a vehicle, tent, dog crate, or portable kennel. Do not allow your dog to wander freely, pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 36, Chapter II, Sec. 261.8 (d).
While on the beach or on a trail or picnic areas, dogs must be kept on a leash (unless caged or crated) no longer than six feet, pursuant to CFR, Title 36, Chapter II, Sec. 261.16 (j).
Dogs must wear a collar with current tags at all times, as state and county laws apply on National Forest System lands.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Salt Water Fishing
There are 4 small picnic tables. Picnic tables are first-come, first-serve. No resrvations. Or, you can picnic on the beach. If you picnic on the beach, please pack out all of your trash.
|No. of Sites||4|
|Picnic tables:||There are 4 picnic tables or you can picnic on the beach|
|Parking:||Small parking lot. Limited parking especially on weekends and every day during the summer. $12/parking fee|