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San Simeon State Park

San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
+1 805-927-2035
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Great camping on the central coast

We loved our stay here at the San Simeon Creek Campground. While it is right off the highway you... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Manhattan Beach, California
Beautiful camping spot - Hearst Castle nearby

Brought our granddaughters ages 8 & 12 to test out our camper. Big success. Easy walk down to the... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Jackson G
San Diego, California
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San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
+1 805-927-2035
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We loved our stay here at the San Simeon Creek Campground. While it is right off the highway you do not need to cross over it to reach the beach as there is an under pass which takes you from the campground to the beach....More

1  Thank TerryofMB
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Brought our granddaughters ages 8 & 12 to test out our camper. Big success. Easy walk down to the beach first afternoon, great rock hunting, photo opportunities. Beach was pretty windy and the water, not inviting but good for exploring - watch your step if...More

1  Thank Jackson G
Reviewed 9 June 2017

close by to hotels/motels...I love walking the trail in this park! it's peaceful and there's always a nice breeze coming in from the ocean..there's also a couple of preserves close by that provides additional opportunities to see wildlife and photo ops!!!

Thank joenumbah1
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The park is wonderful place to experience the wild central coast. Within and nearby the campgrounds there are pleasant hiking trails that will take you to the beach or into a pine forest. The town of Cambria is nearby and offers numerous dining options should...More

Thank Elise W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

San Simeon Creek campground has running water while Washburn does not. San Simeon has lots of trees which is nice in the summer. Washburn is very open and no running water. A bit expensive for just boondocking. Reserve online to get the spot you want.

Thank marros1960
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Went to see the sea and found a smashing little cafe there,was good value,lovely setting,was a bit windy ,but nice just to drive to the car park and watch the waves from the warmth of our car.

Thank Jackie J
Reviewed 12 May 2017

perfect stop for Hearst Castle and at the same time enjoy a fabulous beach walk. Friendly staff. Reasonable price. We stopped in without a reservation in early April, however in summer a reservation is suggested.

Thank Perseverance
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The drive on Hwy 1 never fails to offer something new & scenic. San Simeon & the area approaching Hearst Castle is especially scenic, and well worth the trip.

Thank zapprint
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Hit a few walking paths with dog and each time had to pick ticks off myself and pet this weekend. Harmony trailhead was the worst

5  Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

San Simeon state park campground is suffering at the edges with obvious deferred maintenance and no reinvestment of visitor fees. Campground sites are closed off and unusable, toilets have been closed and PortaJohns installed, amphitheater is overrun with weeds, grass not cut, trees need trimming,...More

8  Thank northernneckinn
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17 September 2017|
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Response from joenumbah1 | Reviewed this property |
they shud be open but it maybe a smart move to check ahead to confirm...if they're not then there's always the beach! altho it maybe a bit chilly
Allyson L
28 June 2017|
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Response from Elise W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with"northernneckinn"
19 March 2017|
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Response from PlatinumHoney | Reviewed this property |
Just received this question, too late, I'm afraid to perhaps help but, I do not think you need reservations. We did not have any, and we were fine. Can always phone ahead to be sure there isn't something going on the... More