Virtual Guidebook to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur and Central Coast
Partington Ridge and Cove
on the Big Sur coast California


A road ascends Partington Ridge through a scattering of homes with amazing views. At Partington Creek a trail descends to a tiny cove. Highway One obliterated a section of the creek and redwood forest here with a brutal embankment and culvert replacing a bridge.

At Partington Cove a tunnel leads through the rock to a dramatic "dog-hole" port. Tanbark and redwood lumber were loaded onto schooners here in the relatively calm waters of the cove.



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Landslide repair at the base of Partington Ridge

(January 8, 2006)


Next Locality: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park