Ragged Point on Highway 1

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The stretch of highway between San Simeon and Ragged Point is some of the most picturesque in the world. The roadway follows where the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean, with jaw-dropping views around every twist and turn. As you drive, plenty of turnoffs offer moments for taking in the region’s grandeur. As you drive to Ragged Point, you will feel like a star in your own private car commercial on Highway 1.

Spend an hour, a day or a week at Ragged Point Inn. Originally an outpost of the Hearst Ranch, this incredible location is ideal for a day stop or extended stay. During your stay, enjoy amenities that include lodging, dining, a gift shop, and gas station. It’s an ideal home-base for exploring San Luis Obispo County’s rugged north coast. The garden and grounds of this historic property are expertly manicured to augment the surrounding natural beauty, and host outdoor concerts during the summer. Ragged Point Inn boasts some of the finest views along Highway 1, with outlook points facing both north and south. The Inn also provides a romantic spot for popping the question. Say yes in Ragged Point!

The Ragged Point Cliffside Trail is the perfect hike on Highway 1. The payoff for those who tackle this trail is big: a black sand beach and the base of the 300-foot Black Swift Falls seasonal waterfall! At a distance of just 0.8 miles, this moderately strenuous trail is best for experienced hikers wearing good shoes. Dogs are allowed on the trail, but only if they’re kept on-leash. The trail is easily accessible from Ragged Point Inn, just off Highway 1, and offers unparalleled glimpses of this area’s coastal mountains and wildlife.

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  • Coast Riders Inn
    Coast Riders Inn
    San Simeon

    Coast Riders Inn in San Simeon, California, welcomes you to stay here during your next Highway 1 road trip getaway.

  • Seaside Escape
    Seaside Escape
    San Simeon

    Sometimes all you need in life is a Seaside Escape and this vacation rental in San Simeon is that. A retreat with great views of the Pacific.

  • Sea Breeze Inn
    Sea Breeze Inn
    San Simeon

    The Sea Breeze Inn, San Simeon, centrally located in the town of San Simeon, wants to be your next favorite overnight stop on Highway 1.

  • Days Inn
    Days Inn
    San Simeon

    Days Inn by Wyndham in San Simeon is a convenient starting or stopping point for Highway 1 travelers, providing and affordability.

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  • A rustic adventure around Ragged Point

    A rugged adventure around Ragged Point The perfect place to unplug, unwind and reconnect with nature! Article Reposted from Roadrippers.com Tucked away between Big Sur and San Simeon is a bewitching wonderland of scenic hiking trails, hidden beaches, and towering waterfalls. Ragged Point is often featured as a stop along Highway 1, but it’s also […]

  • Hiking On Highway 1

    Hiking along the Highway 1 Discovery Route showcases the diversity of this abundant place. From Ragged Point to Nipomo, each corner of coastal SLO CAL has its own distinctive flora, fauna, and history.

  • Dog Friendly Activities Along Highway 1

    California’s Central Coast provides a fun and safe playground for both dogs and their humans. Stay in dog-friendly lodging, dine in dog-friendly restaurants, and frolic on dog-friendly beaches, hikes and parks.

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