Visitors to the Santa Cruz - Monterey coast find a wide variety of attractions from popular surfing destinations around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast.
Limekiln State Park is along the southern Big Sur coast, 56 miles south of Carmel. The 711-acre park's main attractions include Limekiln Beach and 100-foot Limekiln Falls. The small, partially rocky beach is tucked between steep cliffs and falls under the shadow of the highway bridge. Although not a safe swimming beach, it is a popular stopping spot for picnics, sightseeing, and watching the sunset.
Limekiln State Park has 27 campsites. Ten sites for small RVs, trailers, and tents are close to the beach and nearly under the bridge. Campers there enjoy the sound of the surf at night. Except for 3, most of those campsites are packed close together. Seventeen, more attractive, tent-only sites are set back from the ocean among the redwoods along Limekiln Creek. A narrow approach road means that the park cannot accommodate vehicles longer than 24 feet.
|Location:||Highway 1, 56 miles south of Carmel and 2 miles south of Lucia|
|Number of Sites:||27|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer|
|Pets:||on leash, always attended|
|Booking Window:||Reservations taken from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival.
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
|Maximum Vehicle Length||Trailers - 15 feet
RVs - 24 feet
|Wheelchair accessible Sites:||None designated|
|Fees:||$35 per night|
|Reservations:||Limekiln SP Campground Reservations|
|Check-out, Check-in:||Noon, 2 PM|
|Limekiln Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||picnic table, fire ring with grill, food storage locker|
|Campground:||Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water|
|Showers:||Yes, coin operated|
|Campground Map:||Limekiln SP Campground Map|
|Nearby Attractions:||Limekiln Beach, Falls Trail, Hare Creek Trail, Kilns Trail to the four historic limekilns; nearby Kirk Creek Beach, Sand Dollar Beach, and Jade Cove|