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San Simeon

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The San Simeon coastline is an excellent place for hiking and picnics. There is a great hiking here, right on the cliffs. Hearst Castle is a historic, museum (mansion) located on the hills of the Central Coast. Daily tours can be booked & reservations are highly recommended. Major tourists area.
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elevation: 60' population: 462 zip code: 93452


coastal cliffs, rocky beaches, forested peaks

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San Luis Obispo County
NW of San Luis Obispo
on Hwy 1



  • backpacking
  • beaches
  • biking
  • camping
  • fishing pier
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • Kayaking & Rentals
  • sightseeing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • San Simeon State Park
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
  • Nacimiento Reservoir
  • Piedras Blancas Light Station BLM
  • Coastal Discovery Center
  • W R Hearst Memorial State Beach
  • San Simeon Bay
  • Big Sur Redwoods
  • Estero Bluffs State Park
  • San Simeon Pier
  • san simeon campgrounds

    Big Sur Camping
    San Simeon Campground
    Morro Strand State Beach Camping
    Morro Bay State Park Campground
    Montana de Oro Campground
    Plaskett Creek - Big Sur Camping
    Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
    Big Sur Backroads Camping
    Big Sur Campground

    tent camping

    William Randolph Hearst built this mansion on the hill, in the middle of the Central Coast wilderness to entertained family & friends. The castle nicknamed "Camp Hill" - the idea of roughing it was obviously a foreign concept to these aristocrats. Another name is La Cuesta Encantada, which in Spanish is 'The Enchanted Hill'.

    nearby towns:
    Morro Bay
    San Luis Obispo
    Big Sur
    Paso Robles
    local links:

    San Simeon Chamber of Commerce

    Friends of Hearst Castle
    Big Sur Backroads
    Hearst Castle
    ​Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Tours
    Visit San Simeon CA
    Hearst Ranch Winery

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