Contact Number

  • (831) 667-1112

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  •      8am to Sunset

Park Activities

No
Dogs not allowed beyond day-use parking lot.
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
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails

Park Facilities

Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available
Boating

Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

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

Andrew Molera Campground

March 21, 2024 - Trailcamp at Andrew Molera State Park is closed for the season. To make camping reservations for the upcoming season, please visit www.ReserveCalifornia.com Campgrounds are expected to open in June 2024 and sites can be reserved up to 6 months in advance.

 

After significant rainfall the Big Sur River can be impassable due to high water

Big Sur River Crossing at High Water

Park Map

 

HIGHWAY 1 CLOSURES

Northbound / Southbound 1 Full Closure

At Palo Colorado

Due to Emergency Work
No estimated time for reopening of closure.
Information courtesy of 

Last updated: 03/31/2024 3:42pm

 Northbound / Southbound 1 Full Closure

From 1 Mile South of Limekiln Creek to Lime Creek Bridge

Due to Slide Removal
No estimated time for reopening of closure.
Information courtesy of 

Last updated: 03/31/2024 3:39pm

 Highway 1 Closure Map

 

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 as well as panoramic views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federal marine protected area. 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.
 GOOGLE MAP

 

LOST AND FOUND: BigSur.Admin@parks.ca.gov

(CAMPING ONLY) LATE ARRIVALS: BigSur@parks.ca.gov 

Additional Visitor Services

Molera  beach