What To Do

San Simeon and the surrounding area, including Cambria and Ragged Point, are home to restaurants that will delight your senses and satisfy your cravings.

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Big Sur National Scenic Byway

Travel the route that hugs the California coast, providing access to austere, windswept cypress trees, fog-shrouded cliffs and the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean. Views include rugged canyons, towering redwoods, sea lions, and other marine life.

Biking

Every bike ride in San Simeon is a memorable journey for avid riders and beginning bicyclists alike.

Boating

Set sail in San Simeon to explore an entirely different side of the town.

Camping

Home to two campgrounds — San Simeon Creek Campground and Washburn Primitive Campground. The 541-acre San Simeon State Park boasts a diverse terrain that ranges from serene coastal settings to stately pine forest surroundings.

Cliffside Trail

The Ragged Point Inn and Resort is located at the northernmost corner of San Luis Obispo County, 18 miles north of Hearst Castle on Highway 1, at the base of the Big Sur National Scenic Byway.

Fishing

Fishing in San Simeon is about more than what you catch. It’s about standing above the water, soaking in pristine ocean views and reveling in a fishing experience that is uniquely San Simeon and unlike anything else in the world.

Harmony Cellars Winery

From buttery Chardonnays to crisp Pinot Gris, spicy Zinfandels and inky Petite Sirahs, Harmony Cellars has a wine to please any palate. 

From the Blog

Seaside Wineries of San Simeon

When most visitors ask locals about San Simeon, it’s usually regarding Hearst Castle, elephant seals or beaches. Many are surprised to discover some of California’s best wineries are in and around this gorgeous coastal stretch. Read More >

The Secret Tours of Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle is the ultimate celebrity magnet, drawing guests such as Winston Churchill and Howard Hughes. Likewise, current celebrities such as Lady Gaga, who recently filmed her “G.U.Y.” video, are seen there. In 1958, the Hearst Corporation generously donated the estate to California State Parks, which recently created a series of insider tours. Read More >