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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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A visit to this beach is a must for those who wish to spend a relaxing day away from the hustle and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter S
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The Hearst Memorial Beach is located across Highway 1 from Hearst Castle. We visited the beach... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“beautiful beach” (10 reviews)
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750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 805-927-2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Came there the first really warm spring sunday. In march. People enjoying the facilities of the beach. Fixed barbecue places among other used of big family groups bringing their pivnic baskets. Nice walk on the long wooden pier sticking out in the ocean. Good walking...More

Thank Arne B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The beach is in a somewhat protected cove, with minimal wave action - - great for kids to safely play in the surf. There is limited parking, which helps to control the crowds. Nearby hiking too. The pier is also an attraction. Kayak rentals off...More

Thank paso57
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of snowy plovers, as well as terns, gulls and pelicans. With the stream bisecting the beach you get several habitat types.

Thank Roger S
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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.