Welcome to 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.

Things to do in Ragged Point on Highway 1

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Where to Stay in Ragged Point on Highway 1

Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Ragged Point on Highway 1.

Bring the family, including Fido, to Quality Inn in San Simeon. If you’re planning a Highway 1 trip this hotel is near the Gateway to Big Sur. More Details
San Simeon Lodge is an ideal choice for visitors along Highway 1. The hotel is designed to be a relaxing getaway with convenient amenities. More Details
Experience the unique character of Cambria, discover it's rich history, and savor the natural beauty of coastal landscapes while enjoying an enchanting vacation home. More Details
Whether you want to spend a weekend or a month in our magical coastal community, we have a Vacation Rental that will suit your needs. More Details
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Events in Ragged Point on Highway 1

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Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight Tours
November 25 to December 30, 2022
San Simeon
Come and experience the estate as William Randolph Hearst’s guests did during the holiday seasons of the 1920s and 1930s with impressive outdoor wreaths, towering Christmas trees in the large social rooms, and a dazzling, one of a kind poinsettia tree.
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Where to Eat in Ragged Point on Highway 1

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Order online and have Hearst Ranch Beef delivered to your doorstep or visit the kiosk at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center. More Details
We offer ocean views from every table. More Details
After a long day exploring the castle and the coast, come into the Big Sur Restaurant to relax in a casual atmosphere and enjoy a generous freshly-cooked meal. More Details

The Cavalier Restaurant graciously offers a wide array of entrees and daily specials, local wines, and your favorite cocktails.

 

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