McWay Falls is a 24-meter-high waterfall in Julia Pfeifer Burns State Park,in the coastal region of Big Sur, in Monterey County, California, U.S.A.
The waterfall is considered to be the mouth of the McWay Creek. In the past, the waterfall always came directly into the ocean, but minor landslides in 1983 and 1985 created a small, enclosed sandy beach here, causing the water to fall directly into the ocean only during high tide.
The waterfall can only be seen from above from the mainland due to the steep rock walls, but anyone who arrives here by boat can easily get to the waterfall.
Access : Coordinates: 36.157806, -121.672139 / McWay Falls located on the coast of Big Sur, in central California , about 37 km south of Carmel. by-the-Sea.
- McWay Falls is visible from the curb of California State Route 1, but not from the road itself.
- McWay Creek can be reached from the top of McWay Falls by an 800 m path that begins in a parking area east of Highway 1. From the car park, visitors can walk along a dirt road by the ocean and through a short tunnel under the road to the lookout – The Cascading Overlook of McWay Falls, which was built on the site formerly occupied by the Brown family mansion.
- McWay Falls appears in the music video I Need a Doctor, by hip-hop artist Dr. Dre.
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