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

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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.

Jan
22
Adventures with Nature
January 01 to January 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Jan
22
SLO County Restaurant Month
January 02 to January 31, 2020
SLO County
SLO County Restaurant Month celebrates the culinary talents and local cuisine of more than 40 area restaurants.
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Jan
25
San Simeon

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


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Jan
25
Life of the Northern Elephant Seal
January 04 to February 29, 2020
San Simeon
Winter is the most exciting time of the year to view elephant seals at Piedras Blancas rookery, where females give birth and males defend their territory. 
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Where to Eat in Ragged Point on Highway 1

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Celebrating 30 years of fine food 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
The Truck is the latest and most innovative creation from Chef Santos MacDonal. Executive Chef Santos MacDonal began his career in the highly acclaimed Italian Restaurant, “Giorgio” in Malibu California, mentored by Chef Giorgio Baldi. He is known locally for the highly acclaimed and wildly popular Il Cortile Ristorante and La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant, […] 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
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Where to Stay in Ragged Point on Highway 1

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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 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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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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