The stunning natural beauty of San Simeon Cove; the enchantment of a hilltop castle – what a beautiful way to start the day!
Arroyo Laguna Beach
Arroyo Laguna Beach is a windsurfing and kiteboarding spot along the northern San Luis Obispo Coast.
Big Sur National Scenic Byway
Travel the route that hugs the California coast, providing access to austere, windswept cypress trees, fog-shrouded cliffs and the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean. Views include rugged canyons, towering redwoods, sea lions, and other marine life.
Bird Watching ~ San Simeon
Grab your binoculars and start your bird watching adventure in Wine Coast Country!
Boucher Trail at Piedras Blancas
The Boucher Trail runs from the paved elephant seal viewing parking for 1.9 miles, to a half mile north of the Piedras Blancas Light Station.
California Coastal National Monument
Connecting the Pacific Ocean with the land, the California Coastal National Monument provides unique coastal habitat for marine-dependent wildlife and vegetation
The Ragged Point Inn and Resort is located at the northernmost corner of San Luis Obispo County, 18 miles north of Hearst Castle on Highway 1, at the base of the Big Sur National Scenic Byway.
Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Film Festival
Celebrating our national aquatic and underwater treasures that are preserved within the National Marine Sanctuary System.
Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay
Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center celebrates the connection between land and seas.
Diva Day Spa
We are a welcoming, understated spa and salon located oceanfront
Elephant Seals, Up Close and Very Personal
Elephant Seals Docent Talks
The Piedras Blancas rookery, on Highway 1, seven miles north of San Simeon is home to about 15,000 animals.
Friends of the Elephant Seal Office
Headquarters for the blue-jacketed docents who provide information at the elephant seal viewing areas.
Hands On Citizen Science Outing in San Simeon Cove
Each week the Coastal Discovery Center invites visitors to participate in its Plankton Monitoring program and other programs.
Harmony Cellars Winery
From buttery Chardonnays to crisp Pinot Gris, spicy Zinfandels and inky Petite Sirahs, Harmony Cellars has a wine to please any palate.
Hearst Castle – Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Visitors and locals are helping to preserve our coastal heritage by supporting the Friends of Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle Evening Tours
The Hearst Castle Evening Tour allows you to view this historic California mansion in the twilight hours
Hearst Ranch Winery
Coastal tasting room inside the Historic Sebastian's Deli, down the hill from Hearst Castle.