McWay Falls Cove

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McWay Falls Cove
Photo: © Dawn Ellner / License
McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Photo: © Broken Inaglory / CC BY

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Set in the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park this beautiful little horseshoe shaped cove is surrounded by high, tree-lined cliffs. Perhaps the beach's most notable feature though is McWay Falls, a waterfall that vertically plunges 80 feet directly into the aqua-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. The cove here is one of the undisputed highlights of Big Sur and only a short trip from California's legendary coastal highway, Route 1.
There is one possible negative though; this stunning beach is a bit of a tease as it is pretty much inaccessible by foot. You can gaze out over the cove and waterfall from an observation platform but the climb down is hazardous to say the least. However, this adds to the unspoiled character of this section of coast where it genuinely feels like nature is still in charge.

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McWay Falls Cove Weather Info

McWay Falls Cove UV Index

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McWay Falls Cove tide times

McWay Falls Cove sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 18s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:12
Sunset17:24
Dark17:51

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
19:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:12
Sunset17:25
Dark17:52

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 17s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:44
Sunrise07:11
Sunset17:26
Dark17:53

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 8mph
13:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:11
Sunset17:27
Dark17:54

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 17s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:10
Sunset17:28
Dark17:55

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:09
Sunset17:29
Dark17:56

Today's weather

Clear sky

5 °C
(41 °F)

Light breeze, 6.5 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

14.4°C / 58°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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