- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Parking
- Beach Wheelchair
The path from the parking lot to the beach is no more than 50 yards and has very little slope. Though the beach looks steep, I easily moved across the hard sand to the nearby surf using a beach wheelchair. As if this wasn't enough of a treat, a flock of turkey vultures scavenging nearby turned out to include a couple of California condors!
- Accessible Parking:
- Yes – designated accessible parking, firm, level or slope no greater than 2%;
Sycamore Canyon Road is unmarked and very easy to miss: look for the only paved, ungated road west of Highway One between the Big Sur post office and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Once you find the turnout, make a very sharp turn, then follow the road about two miles to its end. The parking lot is at the entrance.
- Accessible Restroom:
- Beach Wheelchair:
- Yes – Ask at entrance kiosk; staff typically on duty daily, 10 am-5 pm
- Good to Know:
- Storms sometimes wash in purple sand, particularly at the northern end of the beach. Caused by manganese garnet eroding from the nearby hillsides, this magnificently-hued sand undulates across the beach in shades from pink to deep purple.