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.

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Scarecrow Festival
October 01 to October 31, 2020
San Simeon
October in Cambria and San Simeon holds a special appeal! 
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Open Studios Virtual Art Tour
September 22 to December 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The popular Open Studios Art Tour goes virtual for 2020. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with old favorites and find new ones.
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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.

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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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
Order online and have Hearst Ranch Beef delivered to your doorstep or visit the kiosk at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center. 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.

Nestled on a scenic seaside bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Cavalier Oceanfront Resort offers guests an authentic Central Coast experience. 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
Whether you want to spend a weekend or a month in our magical coastal community, we have a Vacation Rental that will suit your needs. 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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