Go to Andrew Molera State Park and walk the 1-mile trail to the ocean. The beach is awesome—4 miles of Big Sur’s longest sandy stretches. Find sea fig, sand verbena, silverwood, and beach primrose on the side of the dunes. On the bluffs, look for seaside painted cups, sea lettuce, beach sagewort, and coast eriogonum. On my last trip to Andrew Molera, I brought a plant- identification book and actually identified a few of the species named above.
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