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.

Sep
19
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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Sep
25
Eroica Vintage Bicycle Ride
September 25 to September 27, 2020
Cambria
The original L'Eroica was founded in Italy in 1997 to safeguard the heritage of the white roads of Tuscany and was created out of a love for cycling.
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Sep
26
Morro Bay
Bike along the beautiful coast of the county, reaching as far as Piedras Blancas Lighthouse before turning around.
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Oct
1
Scarecrow Festival
October 01 to October 31, 2020
San Simeon
October in Cambria and San Simeon holds a special appeal! 
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Where to Eat in Ragged Point on Highway 1

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

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

Situated midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the California coastline, the Hearst Castle San Simeon Historical Monument attracts visitors from around the world. More Details
San Simeon Lodge offers a peaceful and relaxing setting just one block from San Simeon Beach. More Details
Spacious and lovely ocean view and mountain villas located on 5 acres on the beautiful Central Coast 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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