This charming location is a great getaway for a day of fun in the sun. Classified as one of California’s best beaches, this State Park is a popular spot for travelers looking to enjoy the coast of San Simeon.
William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach offers visitors plenty of beach activities to partake in, including hiking the coast, swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, surfing, and kayak tours through Sea For Yourself Kayak Outfitters. Both pier fishing and deep-sea fishing are leading beach activities as well.
California’s beloved Elephant Seals make their home just a few miles north of William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach at the beach of Piedras Blancas. Visitors can safely view the seals in designated areas while being educated about California wildlife by members of Friends of the Elephant Seals. With so much to do and see, William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach is sure to be a highlight of your San Simeon visit.
So come and explore Hearst Beach! We dare you to try and have a bad day once you are here, especially while watching the weaned elephant seal pups teach themselves how to swim.
William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach
Hours: Dawn to sunset
Location: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
Contact Information: (805) 927-2020
A boutique jewel nestled along California’s scenic Central Coast, The Morgan welcomes you with a warmth and personality all its own. As the favorite choice in Hearst Castle hotels, The Morgan at San Simeon is located only 4 miles from the Visitor Center. 9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. 805-927-3878.