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Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Sights

William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach

  • 750 Hearst Castle Rd. Map It
  • San Simeon
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

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 bodysurf 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. Facilities: food and drink; parking; toilets; water sports. Best for: sunset; swimming; walking.

Sight Information


750 Hearst Castle Rd., off Hwy. 1, west of Hearst Castle entrance, San Simeon, California, 93452, United States

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  • Free
  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Updated 05/05/2014


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