San Simeon Pier

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Drop a fishing line to hook walleye perch and rubberlip or spend some time enjoying the views from this long timber pier that juts out from a protected cove.

San Simeon Pier extends into the ocean waters from a sheltered beach in San Simeon Bay. Stroll along the 850-foot (259-meter) pier and listen to the sound of the waves crashing below the boardwalk as you look out to the horizon. Whether you’re with family, friends or enjoying some time to yourself, San Simeon Pier is an idyllic spot to sit and relax. Cast a fishing line and hook fish year-round or spend some time exploring the surrounding beach.

Stroll along the William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach and take in views of the 22-foot (6.7-meter) tall pier. Make your way onto the timber deck and enjoy a breezy stroll over the gentle waves. Set up your fishing rod and wait for the fish to start biting. You might pull in barred surfperch, rubberlip, rainbow and walleye perch. You can take your catch back to the fish cleaning stations on the beach and grill a fresh meal at the barbecue grill stands. The tables on the foreshore are perfect for enjoying a picnic with gorgeous ocean views.

Spend some time exploring the protected beach. Go beachcombing with the kids or explore the eucalyptus forest behind the foreshore. Kayaking and surfing are also popular activities at this beach. Rent a kayak or a bodyboard from the beachside concession in the summer months and paddle along a stretch of the pretty coastline.

San Simeon Pier is easy to access via the turnoff that connects the town of San Simeon to the Cabrillo Highway. The foreshore park has public restrooms, picnic facilities and an on-site parking lot. Permits are not required to fish off the pier however, you will require a license to go surf fishing or creek fishing in the area. Rent a fishing rod and pick up angling supplies from the nearby bait and tackle shop. The pier is free to visit at any time and a pleasant place to visit on a sunny day.

Top Hotels Close to San Simeon Pier

Silver Surf Motel
Silver Surf Motel
2 out of 5
9390 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $80 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this motel in San Simeon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Our room was ready on time (early actually), we received a ground floor room as requested. Beds and bedding were extremely comfortable. The only thing we didn’t like were the people who sat outside our room and smoked from 8pm until past midnight and then again at 8am! Not the hotels doing but very ..."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
3.5 out of 5
9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $229 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in San Simeon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,060 reviews)
"EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!! FRONT DESK CAN BE A LITTLE NICER I STAYED IN A OCEAN FRONT ROOM ITS WAS PERFECT, LOVED THIS PLACE"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
San Simeon Lodge
San Simeon Lodge
2.5 out of 5
9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $92 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 14
Stay at this motel in San Simeon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,007 reviews)
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"Rooms very small. Did have nice place for dogs to do their business. Was close to beach but had to cross busy Hwy 1. Food close by and also more choices in Cambria. Hearst Castle near by and worth the visit as were the elephant seals. Close to lots to do, Main complaint, noisy (kitchen noise till ..."

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Motel 6 San Simeon, CA - Hearst Castle Area
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2 out of 5
9070 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA, 93452
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3.5 out of 5
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The price is $229 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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2 out of 5
9390 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $80 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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San Simeon Lodge
2.5 out of 5
9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $92 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 14
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Coast Riders Inn
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3 out of 5
9450 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $124 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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The Morgan Hotel San Simeon
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3.5 out of 5
9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $154 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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Pacific Coast Roadhouse
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2.5 out of 5
9280 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $119 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
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Sands by The Sea
Sands by The Sea
2 out of 5
9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $100 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
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Sea Breeze Inn
Sea Breeze Inn
2 out of 5
9065 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA, 93452
The price is $90 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Sea Breeze Inn
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