Highway 1–Full Closure Continues 17 Miles North of San Simeon at Ragged Point due to the Failure of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge–Hearst Castle and Coastal Businesses are Open.:

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California travelers hoping to visit Hearst Castle and the Central California Coast have a charming alternative to the temporarily closed Highway 1 at Ragged Point, about 17 miles north of San Simeon

Highway # 46 gateway to the Central Coast is a picturesque stretch of road that extends from Highway 101 in Paso Robles and takes the traveler west to Highway 1 Discovery Route, Hearst Castle, and the bucolic coastal communities of Ragged Point, San Simeon, Cambria and Cayucos. Wineries dot both sides of Highway 46 as it meanders through lush green hills, yielding a panoramic view of Morro Rock and the Pacific Ocean from a distance atop the Santa Lucia Range, seemingly to welcome the traveler’s visit.

Sea Otters


At home in San Simeon's waters

Getting Here

A Journey Almost as Remarkable
as the Destination

Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Simeon can be found on either side of one of the most scenic stretches of California Highway 1. Wind your way along the captivating California coastline on this National Scenic Byway, and enjoy every moment of your trip—from start to finish.

From Los Angeles
Take U.S. Highway 101 north to San Luis Obispo, then California Highway 1 north about 39 miles. Total travel time is approximately 4.5 hours.

From San Francisco
Take U.S. Highway 101 south to California Highway 46, and then west on 46 to California Highway 1 north for about 13 miles. Total travel time is approximately 5 hours.

From San Luis Obispo
Take California Highway 1 north about 39 miles. Total travel time is approximately 55 minutes.

From Monterey
Take California Highway 1 South (about 93 miles) to San Simeon. Please allow extra time for Highway 1, which is windy and narrow. Or take Highway 68 East to Highway 101 South then Highway 46 West to California Highway 1 North to the San Simeon, about 130 miles total.

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