The Big Sur coastline south of the Monterey Peninsula is a must-see for any traveler. A string of state parks provides the best access to seascapes that Robert Louis Stevenson described famously as “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world.” Your dog, sadly, will not be able to confirm that since the Big Sur state parks ban dogs for the most part. But Big Sur is not a complete washout for dog lovers. A short, sandy trail leads to Pfeiffer Beach, one of the most beautiful public beaches in California. The sand is wrapped in spectacular rock formations making this a very secluded beach indeed. The rocks are sprinkled in the surf as well, forming coves and making for exciting play in the waves for dogs. The turn-off from Highway 1 is obscured and easy to miss on the crest of a hill so be diligent when seeking out Pfeiffer Beach.
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