The path from the parking lot to the beach is no more than 50 yards and has very little slope. Though the beach looks steep, I easily moved across the hard sand to the nearby surf using a beach wheelchair. As if this wasn't enough of a treat, a flock of turkey vultures scavenging nearby turned out to include a couple of California condors!
The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Beach Wheelchair: Yes
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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|Parks Management Company Inc. (for the U.S. Forest Service)
|Sycamore Canyon Rd., two miles west of Hwy. 1, Big Sur
|9 am-8 pm
Did You Know?
Storms sometimes wash in purple sand, particularly at the northern end of the beach. Caused by manganese garnet eroding from the nearby hillsides, this magnificently-hued sand undulates across the beach in shades from pink to deep purple.
Reviewed by Ann Sieck, January 6, 2008
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