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Information: Garrapata State Park (831-624-4909) is a little developed mostly undiscovered and under used California seacoast asset. There is only one sign marking the park and 19 numbered turnouts pullouts spread out over about 4 miles of PCH 1 mostly on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway 1. Take advantage of this lovely seaside property to get out of your car and stretch your legs; there are trails for both novices and experienced hikers; beautiful walks available both along the gorgeous ocean shores and through the serine redwood forest and Santa Lucia Coastal foothills.
Near Points of Interest: There are many vacation photo opportunities in the next 9 miles between here and Carmel by the Sea and there are three beautiful coastal California State Parks along the way,
Beach Access and Day Use Parks & Picnic Areas: There are two wonderful coastal California State Parks along the highway, Point Lobos State Reserve- www.pointlobos.org (about 5 miles), and Carmel River State Beach (about 8 miles).
Best places to Eat: Going south the closest other restaurant is The Big Sur River Inn Restaurant (19 miles), going north on PCH 1 about 5 miles, just after the Carmel River Bridge are shopping malls, the first Crossroads Shopping Village has R.G. Burgers and other side of the road Carmel Barnyard Shopping Village has From Scratch Restaurant.
Nearby Hotel Lodgings & Resorts: Going south on PCH the Big Sur River Inn is 19 miles; going north on PCH the Carmel River Inn is 8 or 9 miles.
Near Campgrounds: About 15 miles south then east is Botcher's Gap Campground; about 16 miles south on PCH is Andrew Molera State Park trail camp.
History : In the long past this area of the California coast was home to some of the Ohlone and Rumsien Indian tribes; up to the late 1700’s the main group was the Costanoan people known as the Ohlone who lived of the oceans abundance and traded the excess. The park lands at one time part of Rancho San José Sur Chiquito, a Mexican land grant was purchased and resold by William B. Post in 1867 to the Soberanes family and for 24 years it was the Ezequiel Soberanes Rancho, a cattle and sheep ranch. The ranch was later sold to the Doud family, who had a cattle ranch on the property. Features within Garrapata State Park still bear the names of these families. More Garrapata background info and history in the park brochure.
Other Facilities, Services or Activities: The only thing at this park is the enchanting Pacific and countryside, the pull-outs to park and the trails. Just a short ways to civilization (Carmel).

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  • Pullouts on both sides of PCH 1, the Cabrillo Hwy and trails both seaside and into the hills.
  • Distance from Carmel River Bridge, Carmel CA: 5 to 9 miles;
  • Distance from Hearst Castle, San Simeon CA: 80 miles;
  • Scenic Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway 1 Mile Marker: MON 63.00
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  • Trails Street Address: 25060 Cabrillo Hwy (PCH 1), Carmel, CA 93923
  • Trails Latitude & Longitude: N36 27.26 W121 55.45
  • Coastal Access Street Address: 25000 Cabrillo Hwy(PCH 1), Carmel, CA 93923
  • Coastal Access Latitude & Longitude: N36 26.89 W121 55.57
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This Big Sur road trip vacation location, Garrapata State Park, offers the following visitor activities, tourist services, traveler facilities and sightseer qualities:

- Beach Access * Ocean Fishing * Boating * Wind Surfing * Snorkeling & Scuba Diving - 19 numbered pull-outs off Pacific Coast Highway 1
- Public Restrooms Along - one at Soberanes Point, one between turnouts 8 and 9 and one on the trail south of turnout 10
- Scenic Vistas & Photo Opportunities * Hiking Trails

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