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William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach

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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
Phone Number: +1 805-927-2020

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Nice walk along the pier, especially at sunset

Lovely beach, good toilets. Lovely pier with fab views of gorgeous sunsets, amd lovely views of san simeon. Free car park

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Sharon S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely beach, good toilets. Lovely pier with fab views of gorgeous sunsets, amd lovely views of san simeon. Free car park

Thank Sharon S
Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped here after being told it was warmer for swimming in October. There were maybe 10 people on the beach when we were here on a Thursday afternoon. Pretty beach and nice pier for walking.

Thank phxchica127
Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stopped here to have our picnic lunch in a scenic location. Walked out on the pier and got great views looking back at the coastline. The Hearst castle is very visible from the pier, especially with binoculars. You can rent kayaks on the beach below, and people were fishing as well. But the crowning glory of this park was... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was a nice, rock beach in the old town of San Simeon which was very quaint. Explore the beach as well as the little town and take a walk back in time. The beach was beautiful with lots of ice plant in bloom.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Beach was very pretty. Did not go to the Hearst house would have been $75 each for the 3 tours. No way to see how a robber baron lived and towered over the working class of people. Sorry just won't add to the problem.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The grassy area at the top is a great place for picnics or just to sit in a beach chair and watch the ocean activity. The pier is nice for getting a different point of view or to go fishing. There are trails if you feel like hiking. There are also easy bathroom facilities available. It can get windy, which... More 

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Hanford, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stopped to checkout the area for a future picnic. Looks like the hours are 8 a.m. to sunset. The are two areas with BBQ Grills and picnic the first area is just as you come in with very little shade and other is down by the beach area where there is a lot more shade. They have really nice and... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The observation deck was sturdy and long with a good view all around. We didn't step down at the beach as it looked kind of average. there was a coastal discovery center at the edge of the parking lot which was fun for kids. I guess if you have tons of time to spend, you might like the beach for... More 

Thank pbsheth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Nice park right off the highway. Has a long pier that goes out from the beach for a nice stroll overlooking the beach and water. Has availability to rent Kayaks there at the beach.

Thank MiltonMan308
Oakhurst, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The park is small but has tables and some charcoal grills. Parking can be an issue. The pier is a wonderful walk, handicap accessible, and a great place to see all sorts of birds as well as otters, seals and some Dolphins. You can also fish off it.

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