San Simeon & Ragged Point 

Located just off picturesque Highway 1 in The Land of SLO CAL, San Simeon offers dramatic coastal cliffs and wide-open ocean views — the perfect backdrop for that spontaneous photo op. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful stretch of coastline or a region filled with so many unexpected discoveries.

San Simeon is home to the world-famous Hearst Castle, known for its towering terraces, picturesque pools, lush gardens, and opulent art collection. In nearby Cambria, wine tasting, art, and fabulous dining options are the talk of this seaside town. Just a short drive to the north, you’ll discover even more breathtaking scenery at Ragged Point, the gateway to Big Sur. A wide-open coastline mesmerizes you with million-dollar ocean views that pull you in like the frothy tides. You might be surprised to discover that most of the dramatic vistas in this rugged region are just a hike away. Tree-dotted paths lead straight to secluded beaches and cascading waterfalls. Consider trying the Cliffside trail that ascends 400 feet above the Pacific to reveal beautiful seascapes. Oh, and make sure to be on the lookout for Humpback whales migrating along the coast. Looking for some outdoor adventure? Fishing, camping, and whale watching are all popular pastimes along HIGHWAY 1. With all that and more, San Simeon’s unspoiled coastline is sure to spoil anyone rotten.

 

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle is a central coast must-see with its renowned art collection, architecture, and coastal view.

 Events on the North Coast