Off the beaten path near Big Sur, down a pretty narrow, one-way road, you’ll find Pfeiffer Beach. I'd say it's arguably one of the most majestic and under appreciated shoreline on the West Coast.
Pfeiffer Beach, with its beautiful purple sand, is down Sycamore Canyon Road at mile marker Mon 45.64. It's not a state park, but on Los Padres National Forest land. It's a little difficult to get to, but if you're touring the Big Sur coast this is a no brainer!
Bring your camera, artist pallet or whatever medium you enjoy and let your creative juices flow as you stare off into the wonder that is California and the Pacific Ocean.