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.

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Sea Breeze Inn offers affordable accommodations in San Simeon, conveniently close to the world famous Hearst Castle.
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This vacation condo is located on the serene bluff, overlooking San Simeon Beach by Pico Creek. More Details
Spacious and lovely ocean view and mountain villas located on 5 acres on the beautiful Central Coast in San Simeon 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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Festival Mozaic
July 24 to July 31, 2021
San Luis Obispo County
The Festival Mozaic summer concert series takes place every summer throughout the county
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San Simeon
Each year during California Coastal Clean-Up Day in mid-September, the Coastal Discovery Center organizes public participation in the San Simeon Bay's beach clean-up
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Scarecrow Festival
October 01 to October 31, 2021
San Simeon
October in Cambria and San Simeon holds a special appeal! 
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Oct
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Open Studios Art Tour
October 09 to October 17, 2021
San Luis Obispo County
Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process.
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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.

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
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

The Cavalier Restaurant graciously offers a wide array of entrees and daily specials, local wines, and your favorite cocktails.

 

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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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