The Central Coast State Parks are Must-See Destinations

Property buyers who want to review residential properties on the central coast consider what there is to do in the area. Tourist attractions are a great way to spend their time and create memories with their family. Most homebuyers looking to purchase a home also look for properties that accommodate an active lifestyle and enable the family to take better control over their health. Reviewing must-see destinations such as state parks helps prospective property buyers find the best option for their new luxury home.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is open to the public from 8 am until sunset. People can visit the park during the day and enjoy its natural beauty or they can reserve camping spots to spend the night. The park has hiking trails, picnic areas, exhibitions, and educational programs. Park guides can help visitors to view wildlife safely and get the most out of their experience. Local residents who want to visit the park more frequently have the opportunity to purchase annual passes and save money on admission charges. Drinking water is sold on-site for anyone who visits the park.

Take a hike! There are two great hiking trails at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and they both start in the same parking lot. McWay Waterfall Trail is an easy considerably short hike with a must-see dramatic lookout point. Ewoldsen Trail is located just across the parking lot and is a considerably more strenuous hike, although it starts off easy at over four miles with Redwood groves and rocky streams. And don’t forget to check out the Elephant Seals at both the north and south of the original beachhead.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is open from 8 am to sunset. Annual passes are available for the park and there are some restrictions on RV lengths up to 32 feet. The park offers campsites for individuals and families. It offers hiking trails, picnic areas, guided tours, and swimming. Visits have access to food services and a camp store if they want to purchase souvenirs. Showers and restrooms are also available for visitor use.

The amenities and beautiful views make it one of the most popular parks along Highway 1. The park is named after John Pfeiffer a homesteader who originally settled and built a cabin on 160 acres of the park in 1884. The cabin was built right above the Big Sur River Gorge. Investors tried to purchase the land in the 1930s and instead John sold the land to the state of California making it the first little piece of this gorgeous park.

Limekiln State Park 

Limekiln State Park is open from 8 am to sunset and offers annual passes for visitors and local residents. The state park offers family and primitive camping sites for anyone who wants to stay overnight at the park. There are hiking trails, fishing, and a beach area that are also accessible to anyone who visits the park. The park provides outdoor showers for anyone who wants to wash off after swimming and a concession stand where water and other refreshments are available for an affordable fee.

Limekiln State Park is known for its 19th-century history. The park got its name from limestone that was harvested from a nearby slope in the late 1880s. The park’s signature attraction is the kilns that were used to create cement from the limestone, four iron and stone kilns still remain in the park today! The limestone that was created at Limekiln State Park was used to create many buildings in San Francisco and Monterey.

Property buyers should review local attractions when choosing a location for their next home. These local attractions and unique geographical locations can keep the new homeowners and their families busy and provide them many hours of entertainment. Since California is known for its natural beauty, buyers can search for homes that give them brilliant views each day. Considering the benefits of each of the must-see state parks helps the prospective property buyers pick a property in close proximity. Choosing a property according to their lifestyle gives the property buyers the best opportunities for their new home.

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