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

5 Day McWay Falls Cove UV Index

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McWay Falls Cove tide times & sea state

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 16s  °  ° 12mph
11:00 11ft 16s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 11ft 16s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:05
Sunset19:20
Dark19:46

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 15s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 9ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
17:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:04
Sunset19:21
Dark19:47

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 15mph
11:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
17:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:02
Sunset19:22
Dark19:48

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
11:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 3mph
17:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:01
Sunset19:23
Dark19:49

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
11:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 11ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:34
Sunrise06:59
Sunset19:24
Dark19:49

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
11:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
17:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise06:58
Sunset19:25
Dark19:50

Today's weather

Fair

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light breeze, 7.9 km/h from NW

Sea temperature

13.3°C / 56°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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