With few exceptions, Big Sur’s lodgings do not have TVs and rarely have telephones. This is where you come to escape the world. There aren’t a lot of rooms overall, so demand often exceeds supply and prices can be steep. Bigger price tags don’t necessarily buy you more amenities either. In summer and on weekends, reservations are essential everywhere, from campgrounds to deluxe resorts.

Public Campgrounds

Camping is currently available at four of Big Sur’s state parks and two United States Forest Service (USFS) campgrounds along Hwy 1.