San Simeon is home to world-famous Hearst Castle, known for its towering terraces, picturesque pools, lush gardens and opulent art collection. Dramatic coastal cliffs and vast ocean views are worth turning off Highway 1 to snap the perfect photo. Fishing, camping and whale watching are all popular activities here. Just a short drive to the north, you’ll be able to take in even more scenery at Ragged Point, the gateway to Big Sur. In nearby Cambria, wine tasting, art and fabulous dining options await. Wild and rugged, the beaches of San Simeon have been carved by the crashing waves of the Pacific for centuries. Unspoiled, uninhabited and completely intact, San Simeon’s beaches are among the most beautiful in all of California.