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William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach

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Great pier for bird watching or fishing, nice picnic area, and a discovery center too!

I visited this spot 3 times in a week, it is very good for many activities and reasons. The pier... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Groveland, California
Nice views

Just a beach with a pier, few people fishing. Free Parking available onsite. Walked the pier and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Middle Village, New York
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750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this spot 3 times in a week, it is very good for many activities and reasons. The pier was a wonderful place to watch sea birds and seals too. There were people fishing, and lots of children doing their Junior Ranger programs learning...More

Thank CTBCalifornia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a beach with a pier, few people fishing. Free Parking available onsite. Walked the pier and relaxed a bit before our Castle tour. Nice and peaceful

Thank NYJewel18kt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for the rest rooms, but walked out on the Hearst Pier. This State Beach has a large, grassy picnic area.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Nice place for lunch, taking a walk on the pier or beach. Plenty of parking and it’s all at no cost.

Thank Biker G
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I spent about an hour here, just walking down the beach and enjoying the beauty. Although there were a lot of people there, it didn't feel crowded and was still very peaceful. There are places for picnicking and plenty of room to set up an...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

My husband and I often stop here for a short time while on the road north or just come up here from Cambria/San Simeon with the RV to stay for a few hours and just "kick back", eat lunch, take a nap, etc. It's a...More

1  Thank robbiei468
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We pulled in here to use the bathroom and ended up staying 2 hours! We strolled along the gorgeous beach and found the trail through the trees. Perfect way to stretch the legs while on a road trip up the coast. You can also rent...More

2  Thank meganite2017
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 9 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
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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.