Monterey County, California

Camp at San Martin Top

Originally added by Meghan Young

Looking for epic views and the perfect spot to camp? San Martin Top provides!

San Martin Top is a magical spot overlooking the coast in Big Sur. Accessible via a rutted, windy dirt road, it’s remote enough to guarantee some privacy though you’ll see fellow adventurous souls on surrounding ridges. Take care on the drive up, then set up camp overlooking the ocean or rolling layers of marine fog and spend the night under a million stars. Please note that campfires aren’t currently allowed in this area so twinkle lights and stoves are highly recommended! 

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Yoga
Adult Beverages
Groups
Romantic
Scenic

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Stay Nearby

69345 California 1

Plaskett Creek Campground

From $35/night

Greenfield, California

Arroyo Seco

From $25/night

Big Sur, California

Big Sur Lodge

From $199/night

Paicines, California

Pinnacles Campground

From $30/night

Nearby Adventures

Win a Vacation Getaway to Santa Cruz!

Experience all Santa Cruz County has to offer this season! Enter to win a customized “Let’s Cruz” vacation getaway and choose from an array of activities to enhance your visit. 

Grand prize includes a 2-night stay at a three-bedroom condo at Pajaro Dunes Resort, a $150 “Capitola Dine & Shop Experience” gift certificate in Capitola Village, a Craftbar Experience at Annieglass Studios for four guests, four tickets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and four tickets to Roaring Camp Railroads.

Customize your “Let’s Cruz” vacation package entry by selecting four activities below to include outdoor adventure, dining, beer and wine tasting, family fun, spa treatments, and relaxation.