William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach is a popular spot for visitors to hike, swim, fish, kayak, and beachcomb. The location offers 24 picnic sites, as well as pier fishing and deep-sea fishing from chartered boats.

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Expert Review of William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach

Parks and Outdoors Review of William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach

Away Travel Expert: Ann Marie Brown
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Saltwater Fishing,Scenic Drives
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Pier fishing is allowed at the State Beach pier; no fishing license is required. Surf fishing is permitted on the beach (license required). Beginner-level kayak tours of San Simeon Cove are offered daily in summer. Wildlife such as sea otters, harbor seals, whales, and dolphins are often seen in San Simeon Cove.
  • The San Simeon Bay Trail begins at William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach and leads along the blufftops to dramatic San Simeon Point, which extends nearly a half-mile into the ocean. The trail passes through a classic coastal forest of Monterey pines and cypress trees. San Simeon Point is lined with secluded coves and tidepools.

San Simeon, California
Parking: Dawn to Dusk

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 805-927-2020
Email: info@parks.ca.gov
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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