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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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.

Sea Breeze Inn offers affordable accommodations in San Simeon, conveniently close to the world famous Hearst Castle.
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San Simeon Lodge offers a peaceful and relaxing setting just one block from San Simeon Beach. More Details
This beautiful 2 bedroom condo vacation rental is situated east of Highway 1, and the endless beach at Pico Creek, a favorite surfing spot in San Simeon. More Details
Private beach access just steps away from San Simeon beach, where your dog is welcome to run and play in the surf for miles.  More Details
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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.

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Spartan Ultra Weekend
November 20 to November 21, 2021
Santa Margarita
Spartan Trail, scheduled to be held in San Luis Obispo County at Santa Margarita Ranch, is a trail race with distances of 10k, 10k Night Run, Half Marathon and 50k.
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Where to Eat in Ragged Point on Highway 1

Check out all the restaurants and good eats in Ragged Point on Highway 1.

Sebastian's is not your typical general store off the highway.  Expect to find groceries and fresh food waiting to be prepared into a meal for visitors!


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After a long day exploring the castle and the coast, come into the Big Sur Restaurant to relax in a casual atmosphere and enjoy a generous freshly-cooked meal. More Details
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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
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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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