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.
san simeon, California
coastal cliffs, rocky beaches, forested peaks
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San Luis Obispo County
NW of San Luis Obispo
on Hwy 1
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
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Big Sur Camping
San Simeon Campground
Morro Strand State Beach
Morro Bay State Park
Montana de Oro Campground
Plaskett Creek Campground
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Big Sur Backroads Camping
Big Sur Campground
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'.
San Simeon Visitor Center
250 San Simeon Ave, Suite 3A, San Simeon, CA 93452
Foundation at Hearst Castle
Big Sur Backroads
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Tours
Visit San Simeon CA
Hearst Ranch Winery
Big Sur Books
Big Sur Maps
Ventana Wilderness Map
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