William Randolph Hearst fell in love with this section
of California's Central Coast as a child, and chose
it as the site of the now legendary Hearst Castle.
Characterized by rolling hills, windswept beaches,
and a handfull of small towns, the San Simeon Coast
is a place to relax, enjoy the fresh air and rejuvinate.
Among the area's small towns, Cambria is our favorite.
A popular spot for romantic weekends among California
locals, Cambria features cozy restaurants and b&bs,
art galleries and a beautiful boardwalk for strolling
the cliffs above the ocean.
Just north of Cambria, San Simeon isn't any more
than a hotel strip that provides lodging for area
visitors; particularly for visitors of Hearst Castle,
the area's most famous landmark.
Several scenic state parks in the area offer nice
spots to enjoy the area's scenery and outdoor activities.