Pfeiffer Beach Day Use

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

[Pfeiffer Beach]

Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: In accordance with State and county guidance concerning beach closures the day use picnic areas and beaches on the Monterey Ranger District will be closed beginning Saturday, July 4 through Sunday July 5
Operational Hours: Open 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reservations: None. 
Area Amenities: 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: 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
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: No overnight camping.
Closest Towns: Nearest supplies approximately 5 miles away at Big Sur Valley Area.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service

General Information


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.

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