Welcome to Ragged Point on Highway 1

The stretch of highway between San Simeon and Ragged Point is some of the most picturesque in the world. The roadway follows where the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean, with jaw-dropping views around every twist and turn. As you drive, plenty of turnoffs offer moments for taking in the region’s grandeur. As you drive to Ragged Point, you will feel like a star in your own private car commercial on Highway 1.

Spend an hour, a day or a week at Ragged Point Inn. Originally an outpost of the Hearst Ranch, this incredible location is ideal for a day stop or extended stay. During your stay, enjoy amenities that include lodging, dining, a gift shop, and gas station. It's an ideal home-base for exploring San Luis Obispo County’s rugged north coast. The garden and grounds of this historic property are expertly manicured to augment the surrounding natural beauty, and host outdoor concerts during the summer. Ragged Point Inn boasts some of the finest views along Highway 1, with outlook points facing both north and south. The Inn also provides a romantic spot for popping the question. Say yes in Ragged Point!

The Ragged Point Cliffside Trail is the perfect hike on Highway 1. The payoff for those who tackle this trail is big: a black sand beach and the base of the 300-foot Black Swift Falls seasonal waterfall! At a distance of just 0.8 miles, this moderately strenuous trail is best for experienced hikers wearing good shoes. Dogs are allowed on the trail, but only if they’re kept on-leash. The trail is easily accessible from Ragged Point Inn, just off Highway 1, and offers unparalleled glimpses of this area’s coastal mountains and wildlife.

Things to do in Ragged Point on Highway 1

Come experience Ragged Point on Highway 1 like the locals.

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Events in Ragged Point on Highway 1

Plan your next roadtrip to Ragged Point on Highway 1 around events and happenings.

Feb
18
Adventures with Nature
February 01 to February 29, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Feb
20
BlendFest on the Coast
February 20 to February 23, 2020
Cambria
Visitors to the coastal Highway 1 towns of Cambria and San Simeon have an opportunity to participate in this popular event that focuses on blending wines from nearby Paso Robles. 
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Feb
22
San Simeon

The Coastal Discovery Celebration Film Festival will be held at the Hearst Castle Theater   


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Feb
22
Exploring Tidepool Communities
February 08 to February 22, 2020
San Simeon
Join biologists from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to explore the amazing plant and animal communities that live on the rocks between tides. 
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Where to Eat in Ragged Point on Highway 1

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We offer ocean views from every table. More Details
The Manta Rey Restaurant makes its home in San Simeon, two miles from Hearst Castle with stunning views of the coastline and the evening sunset. More Details
Whether you’ve come for a romantic dinner, an inspiring business lunch, or a delicious breakfast break from your Highway 1 vacation, our restaurant is sure to please. More Details
Sunset Grill offers family friendly dining for breakfast and dinner daily.  More Details
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Where to Stay in Ragged Point on Highway 1

Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Ragged Point on Highway 1.

This Motel 6 is just 6 miles from Hearst Castle and across the street from the ocean! More Details
Ragged Point Inn, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is the perfect place for a magical getaway. More Details
This vacation condo is located on the serene bluff, overlooking San Simeon Beach by Pico Creek. More Details
Experience the unique character of Cambria, discover it's rich history, and savor the natural beauty of coastal landscapes while enjoying an enchanting vacation home. More Details
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More to Explore on Highway 1

Check out these other amazing places along the Highway 1 Discovery Route in San Luis Obispo County.

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