San Simeon Stories and Tips

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay's Beach is the perfect picnic spot. You'll enjoy the serenity of the sea and the crashing waves on the rocks.

It's a short drive south from San Simeon. Stop while on your way to or from the Hearst Castle. If you're driving Highway 1 north to San Francisco, it's a good spot to stop and stretch your legs.

We found this perfect picnic spot because we needed somewhere to stop for lunch. You'll have a great view of the never-ending ocean, watching the waves crash into the huge boulders on the shore.

Watch your Doritos closely. The seagulls and other birds stalked us. Some of them swooped in and stole our chips. The squirrells are hungry too, but don't feed any of the wildlife. It's strictly prohibited.

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