An unspoiled stretch of coastal land on the famous Big Sur coast, Andrew Molera State Park encompasss all that is Big Sur, from the picture perfect white sand beach, to the high wind-swept coastal bluffs and redwood forest along the Big Sur River, to the ruggedly wild mountains as you look inland. A network of trails wind around the park, providing hiking routes on all and mountain biking on select ones. To get to the beach, park at the main parking lot and take about a one mile hike one way to the beach on either the Beach Trail or Creamery Meadow Trail. If long walks on the beach are your thing, try your hand at taking the 2 mile (one way) trek down the beach from the mouth of the Big Sur River to Cooper Point, but make sure to keep an eye on the tides as much of the beach is only accessible during low tides. If you like the area so much that a day trip is not enough, you can reserve one of the 24 hike-in campsites at Andrew Molera State Park Campground. Camping here would afford you enough time to also check out how life was like 100 years ago in Big Sur and the Molera Ranch House Museum or learn about the magnificent California Condors at the California Condor Discovery Center, both located within Andrew Molera State Park.