McWay Falls, Big Sur, California
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California 93920| Map |
The 80-foot tall McWay Falls, like Bixby Creek Bridge, is one of Big Sur's most iconic sights as well as one of its most photographed. Nestled in McWay Cove in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, what makes it so special is that it's one of the only two falls in the region that falls directly into the ocean.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
McWay Falls is not directly accessible from the road, but an easy, mostly flat and kid-friendly half-a-mile trail will take you to it.
Address: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California 93920| Map
Hours: Open year round.
Price: Admission is free.