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William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach

750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 805-927-2020
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Across on Hwy 1 from Hearst Castle

This is a great place for a picnic or just a walk along the pier. They have kayaks for rent if you... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Jim K
via mobile
Great Stop for Breakfast or lunch

we stopped in for breakfast in our RV and enjoy the amazing scenery. Just down the hill from the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
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750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 805-927-2020
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for a picnic or just a walk along the pier. They have kayaks for rent if you would like. Even if you just want a pit stop, this is a good place. Bathrooms are clean and in good repair.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 13 May 2017

we stopped in for breakfast in our RV and enjoy the amazing scenery. Just down the hill from the Hearst Castle.

Thank Perseverance
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We timed our beach visit as the tide was nearing low tide. This facilitated a fairly long walk south along the beach and then north to Point San Simeon. The beach was flat, and there were abundant tide pools to visit. After our walk we...More

Thank Poipuvisitor
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Came there the first really warm spring sunday. In march. People enjoying the facilities of the beach. Fixed barbecue places among other used of big family groups bringing their pivnic baskets. Nice walk on the long wooden pier sticking out in the ocean. Good walking...More

Thank Arne B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The beach is in a somewhat protected cove, with minimal wave action - - great for kids to safely play in the surf. There is limited parking, which helps to control the crowds. Nearby hiking too. The pier is also an attraction. Kayak rentals off...More

Thank paso57
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of snowy plovers, as well as terns, gulls and pelicans. With the stream bisecting the beach you get several habitat types.

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stroll out to the end of the small pier and you may see dolphins playing or during March/April/May, mama and baby gray whales journeying north. They often come into the cove to feed and I have had them rub their barnacle encrusted skin against the...More

Thank SLL009
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Lovely beach....looks like they rent kayaks but were not open when we were there. A long scenic pier to walk along. We walked the beach and found some great rocks....almost as good as Moonstone Beach!

Thank flzdmpm03
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely beach, good toilets. Lovely pier with fab views of gorgeous sunsets, amd lovely views of san simeon. Free car park

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped here after being told it was warmer for swimming in October. There were maybe 10 people on the beach when we were here on a Thursday afternoon. Pretty beach and nice pier for walking.

Thank phxchica127
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Jerry S
Hi -- is the San Simeon Bay trail still accessible from the state beach area? thanks, Jerry
25 August 2015|
Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
Although we didn't use the trail, Jerry we did visit the beach and everything appeared open. The only things closed were the restrooms. They had been replaced by portable potties, by executive order, due to the drought.