A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Jade Cove

A path descends from Highway 1 to the beach at Jade Cove, where bits of jade can be found. The entire Big Sur coastline, including Jade Cove, is within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There are specific regulations governing the collection of jade here. Please respect the integrity of this natural resource.

Ocean currents are dangerous here, so swimming is not recommended.

This location is under the jurisdiction of the Monterey Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest, U. S. Forest Service.


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Highway 1 at Jade Cove
Coastal access at Jade Cove