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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.

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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
3.5 out of 5
9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA
The price is $119 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Nestled on the beach, this San Simeon hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cambria State Marine Park and San Simeon State Park. William Randolph Hearst State ...

4.2/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"I love this place. GREAT view, and Dog friendly. We visit every year at least one time. The restaurant: food sucks, service is not so friendly. In room coffee, yuck, bring your own Keurig cups, they have the Keurig single machine, but bring Water. Great location for everything from hiking to Cambria ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
The Morgan Hotel San Simeon
The Morgan Hotel San Simeon
3.5 out of 5
9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA
The price is $89 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from San Simeon State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay and Moonstone ...

4/5Very Good! (978 reviews)

"The price was very good for the service we received. The hotel is close to the elephant seal vista point and hearst castle which is a good location for a stop on the road trip on CA-1. The phone reception was not good and the wifi was slow. But that didn't bother me that much. I think it's that area ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

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San Simeon Lodge
San Simeon Lodge
2.5 out of 5
9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA
The price is $45 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Situated by the sea, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Cambria State Marine Park and San Simeon State Park. San Simeon Nature Preserve and William Randolph ...

3.8/5Good! (984 reviews)

"Loved staying here. It was clean and we had a great view of the ocean. It exceeded my expectations. We will be back."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
3.5 out of 5
9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA
The price is $119 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
The Morgan Hotel San Simeon
The Morgan Hotel San Simeon
3.5 out of 5
9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA
The price is $89 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
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San Simeon Lodge
San Simeon Lodge
2.5 out of 5
9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA
The price is $45 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
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Silver Surf Motel
Silver Surf Motel
2 out of 5
9390 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA
The price is $49 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Simeon
Days Inn by Wyndham San Simeon
2 out of 5
9280 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA
The price is $47 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
Days Inn by Wyndham San Simeon
Motel 6 San Simeon, CA - Hearst Castle Area
Motel 6 San Simeon, CA - Hearst Castle Area
2 out of 5
9070 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA
The price is $46 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
Motel 6 San Simeon, CA - Hearst Castle Area
Sands by The Sea
Sands by The Sea
2 out of 5
9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA
The price is $69 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Sands by The Sea
Quality Inn near Hearst Castle
Quality Inn near Hearst Castle
2.5 out of 5
9260 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA
The price is $65 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
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Courtesy Inn San Simeon
Courtesy Inn San Simeon
2 out of 5
9450 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA
Courtesy Inn San Simeon
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