Unique Places in Big Sur

  • cruising
    cruising
    by machomikemd
  • ok
    ok
    by machomikemd
  • in san simeon
    in san simeon
    by machomikemd

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Big Sur

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    4 more images

    Some Big Sur Wildlife

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Sep 27, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I saw a small variety of wildlife at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park over 2 or 3 hours including squirrels, lizards, and even a snake.

    Coast Range Fence Lizard live along the California coast from north of San Francisco to Big Sur. I saw three or four of these quick little guys at Waterfall House at the end of the McWay Waterfall Trail.

    Western gray squirrels are similar to the eastern gray squirrels I grew up around, foraging on the ground, but spending most of their time in trees. We heard a lot of commotion in the brush that might have been squirrels, but we saw just one up among the oak trees in the higher, dryer elevations.

    Several snakes inhabit Big Sur, including gopher snakes, common kingsnakes, western rattlesnakes, garter snakes, rubber boas. We saw one tiny snake along the trail in the redwoods, probably just a western garter snake.

    You may also see black bears, mountain lions, and mule deer.

    Was this review helpful?

  • tvdandy's Profile Photo
    3 more images

    Amazing Flowers, great pictures

    by tvdandy Written May 25, 2007

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Big Sur not only has amazing views of the ocean, but also boasts a stunning variety of plant life, all very colorful and beautiful. This area is one big botanical garden, and you would not be a true photographer if you passed up this chance to take some killer pictures!

    Related to:
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

Big Sur Hotels

See all 15 Hotels in Big Sur

Latest Big Sur Hotel Reviews

Post Ranch Inn
606 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 15, 2014
Gorda Springs Resort
110 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 28, 2014
Riverside Campground and Cabins
59 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 24, 2014
Lucia Lodge
205 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 2, 2014
Ventana Inn And Spa
531 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 14, 2014
Treebones Resort
466 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 14, 2014
Glen Oaks Big Sur
687 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 16, 2014
Fernwood Resort
183 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 14, 2014
Big Sur Lodge
293 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 12, 2014
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
259 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 5, 2014
Big Sur River Inn
219 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 28, 2014

Instant Answers: Big Sur

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

51 travelers online now

Comments

Big Sur Off The Beaten Path

Travel tips and advice posted by real travelers and Big Sur locals.
Map of Big Sur