Big Sur, CA 93920
Hike: 1 mile round-trip Level: Easy-mild
Dog-Friendly: No Kid-Friendly: Yes
Personal Experience: Out of all the jaw-dropping scenic spots along Big Sur’s coast, what set Los Padres Beach apart? Well I can say that what I enjoyed about this area is 1) there was nobody else there but us, 2) it is still beautiful in comparison to the other beaches and 3) We were accompanied by a handful of turkey vultures!
It added a very mystical touch having these large birds hanging out with us amongst the sea and fog. This area seemed to be their territory.