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Sur Sur Mountain Rides

A 1 hour ride to the top of the ridge high above sea level. From the Ragged Point Plaza, we take you up in a Polaris Ranger with a driver/guide to the top of the mountain & return to Highway level. Be awestruck by the views of the Coastline from Ragged Point to the Lighthouse at Piedras […]

Wildlife Viewing in San Simeon

Home to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Hearst San Simeon State Park, San Simeon is the perfect spot to observe wildlife in their element. Hike along family-friendly coastal bluff trails with lookout points to view seabirds and marine life, explore nature up close at tidepools full of life and observe the elephant seals […]

Coastal Discovery Trail

Explore the Coastal Discovery Trail Along Highway 1   The new Coastal Discovery Trail is a curated collection of activities that highlights nature, history and local experts. Make the most of your travels to the Central Coast by using the resources and links below to find the best beaches, outdoor activities, historic sites, wildlife viewing […]

Pacific Valley Bluff Trail

Highway 1 is most famous for its coastal views, so you'll definitely want to take the chance to hop out of your car and stroll along the Pacific Valley Bluff Trail.

Salmon Creek Falls

Salmon Creek Falls is a natural, beautiful waterfall found on the Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway 1 located 3 miles north of Ragged Point Inn.

Black Swift Falls 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.

San Carpoforo Creek

The San Carpoforo Creek Beach Access is the northernmost portion of the state-owned properties in Hearst San Simeon State Park.

Hiking Trails

Whether your preferred hike involves a view of the coastline, country or mountains, you will have no problem finding a path that matches your skill level and desired scenery.

San Simeon Cove

One of the most ethereally beautiful spots on the planet, San Simeon Point can be seen from Highway One as the extended tip of a crescent that begins along a white sand beach called San Simeon Cove.

Activity Map for San Simeon

Learn all about San Simeon activities with this interactive activity map of the town. Plus, learn all about the history of San Simeon with our timeline. Download your map, now.

Elephant Seals

The Piedras Blancas Rookery is the only elephant seal rookery in the world that is easily accessible, free, and open to the public all year long.

San Simeon Beaches

San Simeon beaches are among the most spectacular in California. The majority of coastline is uninhabited, unspoiled, and completely beautiful.

California State Parks

Explore San Simeon through the California State park systems that works toward preserving the nature and wildlife here on the Central Coast.