Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Sights



William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach

William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach Review

A popular destination on weekends and sunny summer days, this wide, sandy beach edges a protected cove on both sides of San Simeon Pier. Fish from the pier or from a charter boat, picnic and barbecue on the bluffs, or boogie board or body surf on relatively gentle waves. In summer, you can rent a kayak and paddle out into the bay for close encounters with marine life and sea caves. The Coastal Discovery Center here offers guided walks and special programs. Facilities: food and drink; parking; toilets; water sports. Best For: sunset; swimming; walking.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 750 Hearst Castle Rd., off Hwy. 1 directly west of the Hearst Castle entrance, San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Phone: 805/927–2020
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily sunrise–sunset
  • Website:
  • Location: San Simeon
Updated: 03-14-2013

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