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William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach

750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
805-927-2035
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Nice place for lunch

Nice place for lunch, taking a walk on the pier or beach. Plenty of parking and it’s all at no... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Biker G
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Scenic and Peaceful

I spent about an hour here, just walking down the beach and enjoying the beauty. Although there... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Rachel W
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“beautiful beach” (11 reviews)
“rent kayaks” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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805-927-2035
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"beautiful beach"
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"rent kayaks"
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"protected cove"
in 2 reviews
"lower parking area"
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"pretty beach"
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"great place for a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"william randolph"
in 2 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 2 reviews
"low tide"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"pier"
in 58 reviews
"ocean"
in 12 reviews
"fishing"
in 8 reviews
"stroll"
in 8 reviews
"trees"
in 7 reviews
"whales"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice place for lunch, taking a walk on the pier or beach. Plenty of parking and it’s all at no cost.

Thank Biker G
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I spent about an hour here, just walking down the beach and enjoying the beauty. Although there were a lot of people there, it didn't feel crowded and was still very peaceful. There are places for picnicking and plenty of room to set up an...More

Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My husband and I often stop here for a short time while on the road north or just come up here from Cambria/San Simeon with the RV to stay for a few hours and just "kick back", eat lunch, take a nap, etc. It's a...More

Thank robbiei468
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We pulled in here to use the bathroom and ended up staying 2 hours! We strolled along the gorgeous beach and found the trail through the trees. Perfect way to stretch the legs while on a road trip up the coast. You can also rent...More

2  Thank meganite2017
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We visited this area about 3 weeks ago and had to stop by the beach also. This is the William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach and it is pretty secluded, quiet and inviting. We loved it. We took our dog here and enjoyed our time taking...More

Thank kellygal_10
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Located just across the entry gate of Hearst Castle, it's a great place to unwind and just relax; people watching with the locals fishing at the pier or having picnics.

Thank alcor1922
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely a good place to visit when at Hearst Castle. Pretty, quiet beach. Nice way to relax and watch the waves crash against the rocks

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

A visit to this beach is a must for those who wish to spend a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of those further south.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Hearst Memorial Beach is located across Highway 1 from Hearst Castle. We visited the beach a few times during our stay in the area. We walked out to the end of the pier and took photographs of the scenery. There are picnic facilities and...More

Thank Kiamom
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We walked to the end of the pier and had a great whale siting. A pod of grey whales came in pretty close and were very active.

Thank Pwalk164
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Jerry S
25 August 2015|
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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.
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