Pfeiffer Beach along the California Coast is truly a hidden gem thats tucked away along Highway 1 in Big Sur. While it’s quite difficult to get to, it is so worth it once you arrive.
Pfeiffer Beach has easily made its way to be one of my favorite beaches in California. Besides the fact that its absolutely breathtaking, here are 8 reasons why Pfeiffer Beach has become my favorite.
- It’s secluded enough that it does not get too crowded.
- The wide expansive beach is kid-friendly and plenty of room for them to run around without bumping into other people.
- The sunset is spectacular.
- Key holes in the rock formations are magical.
- There is purple sand!
- Amazing photo ops from anywhere you stand.
- Waves crashing into the rock formations and key hole is everything.
- The lighting is every photographers dream. It is soft, reflective off the sand, and the surroundings make a phenomenal backdrop.
There is something about the ocean that feels so magical to me. It may be the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks, the sight of kids building sand castles around me. It could be the cool breeze in my hair or the smell of the ocean. The feeling I get when I am near a large body of water is calmness, stillness, and appreciation for the natural beauty of Mother Nature.
In the fast paced society we live in, filled with social media and everything being so instant and accessible, the ocean gives me peace and serenity in a world of chaos, pain and stress. It makes me fall in love with where I live over and over again and give thanks for the gift of being surrounded by this beauty. I’m so fortunate that I can share my love for nature and the outdoors with my kids.
It makes me proud to see my son appreciate the little things and get so excited when he sees something new, like Pfeiffer Beach for example. He couldnt wait to get there and was so elated when he saw all the rock formations and caves. He is getting educated through this experience and he doesn’t even know it. While we were there, he was collecting different types of rocks and asked me if he could take it home so he can start a rock collection from all the places he visits.
What a brilliant idea, I thought!