Best Kayaking in Big Sur

Looking for the best kayaking in Big Sur? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Big Sur. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike Asilomar State Beach

    Activities off the trail include sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The ocean is cold - so a wetsuit is recommended. This trail is also great for nature sightings: tide pools, kelp beds, sea lions, and the occasional otter! The trail is op...

    2.7 miles 183 ft gain

  • Kayak with Humpback Whales in Monterey Bay

    Disclaimer: Please keep a respectful distance from the whales and other sea wildlife for their protection and your own. Note, changing the animal's natural behavior is a violation of federal law.Every year, humpbacks whale migrate north from thei...

  • Kayak in Elkhorn Slough

    Elkhorn Slough is located in Moss Landing, which is in the dead center of Monterey Bay, California. Elkhorn Slough is one of California's largest wetlands and part of a National Estuarine Reserve located in central Monterey Bay, California, just a...