Andrew Molera State Park

May 17, 2019: The Creamery Meadow Trail was re-opened March 27 allowing hikers access to the beach at Andrew Molera as well as the Ridge, Bluff, Panorama and Spring trails.  CAUTION: Hikers must ford the Big Sur River to access these areas.  The river is 24-30 inches at its' deepest point and the crossing should only be attempted by those in good physical condition with experience navigating currents.  Please check our website periodically for updates on installation of the seasonal foot bridge.

Phone Number

(831) 667-1112

Park Hours

Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

Driving Directions to Andrew Molera SP

The park is 20 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.


Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

BOATING
Boating
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Swimming
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Museums
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available

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About Andrew Molera State Park

TRESPASS ALERT

During your visit to Andrew Molera State Park, you may encounter fenced and posted boundaries for the El Sur Ranch. We ask your cooperation in refraining from climbing or cutting these fences. The El Sur Ranch is a working cattle grazing operation. These grazing areas are not safe for hiking. These private lands should not be utilized for beach access. Stay on park trails and obey all signs.

California Penal Code Sec. 602,602.8

In the spectacular Big Sur area, this park is still relatively undeveloped and offers visitors great hiking and beachcombing. Miles of trails wind through meadows, bluffs, beaches and hilltops.

Weather
 CURRENT WEATHER
 CURRENT TIDES
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised. In winter, overnight temperatures can range in the 30s-50s (Fahrenheit). Winter daytime temperatures can be low 50s-mid 70s. In summer, overnight temperatures can range in the 50s-70s, with daytime temperatures typically in the 70s-80s.  Summer mornings bring fog, which usually burns off by midday.

Location
Near mile marker 51.2 on Highway 1, the park is located 21 miles south of Carmel.
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Additional Visitor Services

Molera  beach

Photograph courtesy of Sharon Pieniak