Ragged Point, Ca

Ragged Point Sign

 Breath Taking Views!
Wide sea, that one continuous murmur breeds along the pebble shore of memory.
John Keats

The journey to the Point starting from Cambria, California is an adventure you don't want to miss.  The Pacific Coast Highway  twist, turns and bucks its way past San Simeon, the home of Hearst Castle.  A few more miles down the road and you pass the spectacular Elephants Seals. The coast line along this glorious trail is beyond describing with human words.

After passing the seals, you find yourself motoring up a steep hill. The road is scattered with curve after curve and you must go slow.   Actually, there is no way on earth to drive too fast on this road unless you want to go over a cliff.
You might think you will never get there but just keep on driving and finally you will arrive at one of most amazing views of the ocean you have ever imagined.  If you want to create memories of the sea and your vacation you are in the right place.

The point is like no other place on the Central Coast.  When you stand on the edge of the cliff and look out across the Pacific you will be amazed at the beauty of the Central Coast of California.

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The Point is a great place to eat, have a wedding or just enjoy the beauty of the landscape and take a few pictures.

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According to information from Ragged Point Inn - In the 1950’s, Wiley Ramey and his wife, Mildred, were entranced by the Point’s rugged natural beauty while visiting the Central Coast. This magical area, which was once part of the huge Hearst Ranch, immediately found a place in their hearts. Finally, in 1961, they persuaded carnival owner, Monte Young, to sell them his rustic outpost, which consisted of two gas pumps, a couple of travel trailers, and a snack shack that sported a neon “EAT” sign.

Three important things to know about the Point.

DO - The point offers tons of site seeing, a hike down a steep trail leading to the sea and rock below.  If you don't feel like hiking you can always sit around with a good cup of coffee and watch the people.  There are people from all around the world who visit the point and it can be fun to ask people where they are from.

STAY -  The  Point Inn is located in the little square and if they are full you can go back to Cambria to find a place to spend the night.

EAT - The point has a good restaurant which has a wide selection of food or you can order a sandwich from the coffee shop and enjoy the view.


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