big sur river inn location

Big Sur River Inn & Restaurant
46840 Highway One
Big Sur, California 93920

The Big Sur River Inn is located 25 miles south of Carmel on scenic Highway One.

Three airports service California’s Central Coast. They are listed from closest to the farthest away:

Monterey Peninsula Airport
Most major airlines flying into San Jose, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles have commuter flights to Monterey Airport. Monterey Airport also has direct service from San Diego, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Monterey Airport is located approximately 30 miles from the Big Sur Valley.

San Jose International Airport
Shuttle flights from San Jose to Monterey are available. San Jose Airport is approximately 120 miles north of the River Inn and is about a 2 hour drive.

San Francisco International Airport
Shuttle flights from San Francisco to Monterey are available. San Francisco Airport is approximately 150 miles north of Big Sur and about a 3 hour drive.


From the South:
Take Hwy 1 north to Big Sur River Inn
We are 74 miles north of Cambria

From the North:
Take Hwy 101 south to Hwy 156 in Prunedale
Take Hwy 156 west to Hwy 1 in Monterey
Follow Hwy 1 south thru Monterey and Carmel
Big Sur River Inn is located 25 miles south of Carmel on the right side of Hwy 1


Take Hwy 280 south
Get on Hwy 85 south
Take Hwy 101 south towards Los Angeles
Take Hwy 156 west to Monterey (Hwy 1)
Take Hwy 1 south to Monterey and Carmel
Big Sur River Inn is located 25 miles south of Carmel on the right side of Hwy 1

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Roadside Motel & River View Suites  square-purple  Riverside Dining in our Full-Service Restaurant  square-purple  General Store with Burrito & Pizza Bar
Outdoor Pool  square-purple  On-site Gas Station  square-purple  Big Sur Wedding & Event Services  square-purple  An Expansive Lawn set beside the River
Close Proximity to Big Sur State Parks  square-purple  25 Scenic Miles South of Carmel

Big Sur Vacation Ideas

Point Sur Lighthouse
5 Miles North
A variety of tours are available (including full moon tours!) for the historic Point Sur Lighthouse, the only turn-of-the-century lighthouse open to the public.

Andrew Molera State Park
2.5 Miles North
This park is still relatively undeveloped and offers visitors great hiking, fishing and beachcombing. Miles of trails wind through meadows, beaches and hilltops.

Molera Horseback Tours
2.5 Miles North at Andrew Molera State Park
Scenic coastal horseback tours in historic Andrew Molera State Park…including along the beach.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
2 Miles South
Offers swimming in the Big Sur River, camping, numerous self-guided hiking trails, including the Valley View trail with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur Valley.

Pfeiffer Beach
3 miles south, 2 miles West
Pfeiffer Beach is undeniably one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, open daily from 9am to sunset.

Henry Miller Memorial Library
5.25 Miles South at Graves Canyon
The Henry Miller Memorial Library was bequeathed to Big Sur by Emil White, longtime secretary of American writer Henry Miller and is a local center of musical and literary events.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
13 Miles South
This state park is named after Julia Pfeiffer Burns, a well-respected pioneer woman in the Big Sur country. The park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. It features an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean from the Overlook Trail. A panoramic view of the ocean and miles of rugged Big Sur California coastline is available from the higher elevations along the trails east of Highway 1.