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William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, San Simeon
Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach is located near the historic town of San Simeon along California State Route 1, in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. It is named for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), whose family is closely associated with the area.ActivitiesHearst Memorial State Beach gives visitors the opportunity to hike, swim, fish and beachcomb. A popular beach spot, this protected cove also offers visitors pier fishing and deep-sea fishing from chartered boats. Ocean kayaking is also popular. Picnic tables, barbecue grills and restrooms are available.This day use area offers 24 picnic sites, 150 parking spaces, restrooms, water faucets, barbecue grill stands and easy beach access. Recreational activities include picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking and sunbathing. There is a kayak and boogie board concession in operation with equipment for rent.Fishing licenses are not required when fishing from the pier but limits are enforced.With our international travel planner, San Simeon attractions like William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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We stopped here to have our picnic lunch in a scenic location. Walked out on the pier and got great views looking back at the coastline. The Hearst castle is very visible from the pier, especially wit... read more »
This was a nice, rock beach in the old town of San Simeon which was very quaint. Explore the beach as well as the little town and take a walk back in time. The beach was beautiful with lots of ice pla... read more »
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Beach was very pretty. Did not go to the Hearst house would have been $75 each for the 3 tours. No way to see how a robber baron lived and towered over the working class of people. Sorry just won't ad... read more »
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