Camping in Big Sur

10.8.2013 | Tuesday


Impromptu Camping? Yes please. One Saturday morning the husband and I decided to do a little something fun, so we packed up, headed down the coast to Big Sur, and hoped would find a campsite to accomodate us.

We pitched a tent, unpacked the supplies and went exploring. Well, not quite exploring, but we did take a dip in the Big Sur River and hang out at the camp site.

We went to Nepenthe, one of his favorite dinner spots in Big Sur for dinner. We went on the weekend of Super Moon…..the largest full moon of the year, which was a happy coincidence!




The next morning we packed up and headed to Pfeiffer Beach. The two mile road to the beach was beautiful with tons of old houses and cool mountain scenery. big-sur-exploring-1 big-sur-exploring

The beach is fairly small tucked between mountains and huge rock formations. It makes for some great photography, but not so fun to spend hours walking around. A picnic would have been a nice addition, but we still had fun watching people climb the rock and watching the huge waves rush in. pfeiffer-beach pfieffer-beach-big-sur pfieffer-big-sur pfieffer

Definitely looking forward to more impromptu camping trips along with maybe a few planned ones where we invite a few friends. We are pretty darn lucky to live a few short hours from places like this. I should remind myself of that everytime I pay ridiculous amounts in rent each month….right?!

Photography: Ian Silber