Highway 1 Delays: Travelers hoping to visit Hearst Castle and the surrounding Central California Coast will be subject to temporary delays due to road construction from 0.6 miles south to 0.3 miles south of the San Luis Obispo/Monterey Co line from 0700 HRS to 1700 Hrs 7 days a week thru 1/1/17. Delays of up to 10 minutes may occur. Note the current fire in the Big Sur area is causing no problems at the moment. Please exercise caution and be on the lookout for emergency crews! Check dot.ca.gov for any changes.
By 1852, a whaling station was established at the natural harbor found at San Simeon Point. The whaling industry developed around the migration of the Grey whale as they traveled south to their breeding ground in Scammons Bay in Baja California or on their return trip to the Arctic and Alaskan waters.
Led by experienced guides, visitors can tour Hearst Castle and encounter first-hand the majesty and beauty of the historical treasure.