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Make a vacation rental in Big Sur, USA your home away from home

Big Sur is a coastal region that lies between Los Angeles and San Francisco in California’s Central Coast. On holiday at a Big Sur vacation rental you’ll have 90 miles of breathtaking coastline to explore, with unspoiled beaches and towering cliffs. Inland is a sparsely populated rural landscape, home to large protected areas.

Things to do in Big Sur, USA

Perhaps the main reason why most people head for vacation accommodation in Big Sur is to experience the vast untouched scenery, either along the coast or in the hinterland. Hiking is considered the best way to this, and the region features more than 80 different routes for day hikes, taking in beaches, mountains, redwood forests and canyons. The parks here are the best place to start – you’ll have Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, which boasts large expanses of redwood forest and the eponymous waterfalls. Point Lobos State Reserve also comes highly recommended and is noted for its coastal scenes, with picturesque coves and headlands. If you’re a keen diver you’ll be able to scuba dive in the waters if you have a permit. The largest sandy stretch to be found in the area is Sand Dollar Beach, which sits well sheltered from coastal winds.

There are some fantastic sights to visit close to Big Sure self-catering accommodation. Bixby Bridge has reached iconic status. It was constructed in 1933 and straddles the creek of the same name, right next to the coast. Point Sur is another excellent sight – it’s a natural one; a rocky outcrop that serves as a very noticeable landmark for anyone making the drive along the coast here. It can be climbed and features the Point Sur lighthouse, which dates to the late-19th Century.

Places to visit on holiday in Big Sur, USA

The city of Santa Cruz is little more than an hour north of Big Sur self-catering vacation accommodation. It’s known for its immaculate city beaches, offering ideal spots for swimming as well as surfing. Other activities on offer in the area include kayaking, road biking and mountain biking.

Weather in Big Sur, USA

The region around Big Sur vacation rentals has a Mediterranean climate, which makes for mild winters, when temperatures tend to stay around the mid or early teens during the day. Summers are consistently warm, with temperatures hitting the mid-20s from as early as May through to October.

Cheap flights to Big Sur, USA

If you’re heading for Big Sur self-catering vacation accommodation from the UK then you’ll be able fly with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO) which sits just over two hours to the north of your holiday destination.

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