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William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach

750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 805-927-2020
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I love this beach!

We visited this area about 3 weeks ago and had to stop by the beach also. This is the William... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Goleta, California
A Great Side Trip

Located just across the entry gate of Hearst Castle, it's a great place to unwind and just relax... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Alameda, California
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“beautiful beach” (11 reviews)
“rent kayaks” (5 reviews)
750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 805-927-2020
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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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Coming out of Hearst Castle, stooped here to see the view. It has access to the beach and it;s very calm and good to picnic or have a great day at the beach. For a girl that has lived her whole life in an island,...More

Thank Yomi_Perdomo
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for a picnic or just a walk along the pier. They have kayaks for rent if you would like. Even if you just want a pit stop, this is a good place. Bathrooms are clean and in good repair.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 12 May 2017

we stopped in for breakfast in our RV and enjoy the amazing scenery. Just down the hill from the Hearst Castle.

Thank Perseverance
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We timed our beach visit as the tide was nearing low tide. This facilitated a fairly long walk south along the beach and then north to Point San Simeon. The beach was flat, and there were abundant tide pools to visit. After our walk we...More

Thank Poipuvisitor
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Jerry S
24 August 2015|
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.