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McWay Falls, Big Sur

4.5
#2 of 7 in Nature in Big Sur
McWay Falls is one of the only waterfalls in the region that empties straight into the ocean. Rising 24.3 m (80ft) above the shoreline of the Pacific, this "tidefall" is accessible via the state park's 1.03 km (0.64 mi) roundtrip trail. Pause at the vantage points along the way to take in views of the ocean and the cascading waters themselves. For a different vantage point, you can reach the beach below the falls via boat. Make McWay Falls part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur tour itinerary maker website.
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4.6
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  • Another Mother Nature master piece that you shouldn't missed. You cannot go to the beach though. You may see bald eagles if you are lucky.  more »
  • Very short walk (3min or so) to the vista to see the falls. We were hoping to get a little closer but the view was great in general, just not a very close view of the fall itself. Definitely worth a.....  more »
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  • Amazing scenic view. No one can go near to fall. There is small trail to go and see the fall from top.
  • Park is closed so you can’t hike to see the falls close up. Make sure to use a turn out to get a glimpse of it from afar.
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