Perfect beach picnic spot just down the hill a little from Hearst Castle Visitors Center, W.R. Hearst State Beach, day use picnicking area!

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Beautiful sunset photograph of the pier and some trees on San Simeon Point at W.R. Hearst Memorial State Beach, click for a photo/information page about William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach.
Photograph of the picnic spot William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach one of the best places to for picnicking near Hearst Castle San Simeon California, click Picnic Spot picture to enlarge photo of the William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach central coast picnic spot.

Hearst Castle Country has a plethora of restaurants to choose from but with the price of gas, food and everything tourists to the Central California Coast are looking for fun options to help make their vacations more affordable. Picnicking offers an enjoyable inexpensive way to connect with nature and enjoy the great extraordinary beauty of the coast and enhance your Hearst Castle San Simeon vacation experience.
William Randolph Memorial California State Beach should be a must visit for every Hearst Castle California State Historical Monument visitor and all Pacific Coast Highway 1 travelers that pass close. It has almost everything you could hope for in a beach park to enhance your visit to the California coast and the perfect nearby accompaniment to a Hearst Castle tour. Running water to drink, close by restrooms, picnic tables, barbecue grill stands, beautiful ocean, coast and mountain views, W.R. Hearst Memorial State Beach has everything you need but the food and drink for a wonderful Hearst Castle country San Simeon area family picnic and should you forget anything supplies are nearby at Sebastian’s General Store and Cafe.
The San Simeon pier is one thing that sets this park above other local beach locations, it provided many photo opportunities, a place to fish or just take an enjoyable stroll over the waves but the pier also has historical significance and is more than a beach amenity to please the tourists. San Simeon Bay is a sheltered harbor and the pier is still a working wharf where boats tie up to load and unload passengers and cargo. Historically the piers of San Simeon bay have provided a means to bring in cargos for both the Hearsts and other local residents.
The “Coastal Discovery Center” at San Simeon bay is a fun and interesting ocean oriented natural history museum. The W.R. Hearst State Beach also has several interesting short hikes. There is a nice grass covered picnic area on the bluff and my favorite picnic area which is down in front of the lower parking lot right by the beach. The creek seasonally offers a warmer, safer wading option for the little ones. Also seasonally there are rental kayaks, wet-suits, boogie boards, surf boards, body boards and more available at Kayak Outfitters.
...summary on William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach and information about other picnic spots, hiking trails and campgrounds near Hearst Castle California State Historical Monument

Photograph of the creek, beach, pier and some eucalyptus trees at W.R. Hearst Memorial State Beach, click for a photo/information page about William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach.

 

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Picnic Spot Location Latitude / Longitude: N35 38.14 W121 11.32





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