San Simeon is the home of the famous Hearst Castle the number one attraction for the Central Coast of California. However, this charming little community offers far more than just a castle.
The Castle, the ranch and everything involved with the Hearst Castle is spectacular. In fact, next month I am going to sing at a wedding in the castle. My wife and I have many friends who work for the park and it is always a pleasure to visit Mr. Hearst indulgent mansion. If you have never visited the Castle you need to make plans right now to see the mansion.
beauty of the castle is surpassed only by the landscape which surrounds
the park. If you would like to see pictures from within and
cove offers a wide variety of things to do. You can walk the
search of shells or rent a kayak and paddle through the calm, tranquil
waters. You can watch a sail boat drift out of the bay or picnic
at one of the many tables in the park.
is a secret trail in the bluffs above the beach. As far as we
only locals are aware of this astounding hike through Eucalyptus
trees. The trail leads to the top of a high bluff where you can
see the entire coast line. It is a great hike and yields
My wife and I love to walk on the long pier and then take a trip to Sebastians for a great burger. If you want to visit Sebastians stay on the service road by the park and you will find the store. If you go say hi to my friend Ian. Tell him Bob sent you and he might give you some free fries. He might not, so don't hold me to that deal.
- If you want to take a quit walk? The cove is the place to get
away. The cove has a beach, Kayak rentals, a fishing pier and you
take a hike through the forest. Did I mention Hearst
Castle. How could I forget the number one attraction. The
castle is right across the way from the beach. If you don't want
to tour the castle you can always go to the visitors center and take a
look at the little shops. The actual town is really neat and has
a few interesting stores. Nancy, a friend of mine, owns a small
store "The Wampum Trading Post". She and her husband sell all sorts of
Indian goods. You can find plenty to do in this area. Click on
the links below for more information.
- The town has a few good motels and a couple of Bed and Breakfast
places. San Simeon doesn't have many hotels or motels. If you
want to stay in the town you better
book your stay way in advance. We are providing you a way to do just
that. In fact, Kayak can help you book motels, cars, air travel and
To find the perfect room in San Simeon use the form below.
The cove, like all of the towns on the Central Coast, has a wide
selection of menus to choose from. I have a friend who works at
the Sebastian's historic, 150 year-old country store. Sebastian's
wine tasting and according to Ian, my friend, they make the best
hamburgers on the coast. If you are not into burgers then you can
head a few miles down the road to the town and take your pick of
various restaurants. We
will offer more information on the food selection in the future.
For a list of restaurants
San Simeon Click Here.