North of Los Angeles and south of San Francisco is California’s Central Coast - a unique coastal region that features sandy beaches, jagged cliffs, dunes, caves, lighthouses, and one of the most breathtaking stretches of Pacific Coast Highway. Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is ideally located in San Simeon, putting the majority of the area’s most stunning sights within easy reach. Explore iconic tourist attractions like Cannery Row in Monterey, the picturesque golf courses of Pebble Beach in Carmel, the white sand beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the legendary wineries of Paso Robles, the rugged coastline of Big Sur, and the history of Hearst Castle. The village of San Simeon boasts boundless natural beauty, spectacular Pacific Ocean views, and outdoor thrills that are perfect for a weekend escape or a quick stopover.
A Museum Like No Other
Hearst Castle is just a short three-mile drive from Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and offers guests a unique glimpse into the history of one of the most famous residences in the country. This National Historic Landmark offers daily tours and is a must-see for visitors to California’s Central Coast.
A unique Central Coast landmark, the Piedras Blancas Light Station offers visitors a glimpse back to an era when lighthouses played a crucial role in maritime navigation. A historic park and wildlife sanctuary, Piedras Blancas Light Station is located less than 10 miles away from Cavalier Oceanfront Resort.
Hearst San Simeon State Park is a 3,409-square-foot park located between San Simeon and Cambria. A must-see for adventurers and naturalists, Hearst San Simeon State Park includes the Santa Rosa Creek Natural Preserve, the San Simeon Natural Preserve, and the Pa-Nu Cultural Preserve, as well as a 3.3-mile trail that runs through parts of the Washburn Campground. The scenic trail includes several picturesque overlooks and interpretive panels with information about the park’s wildlife. The park’s coastal location features rocky shore and panoramic ocean views.
San Simeon is ideally located near the Pacific Coast Wine Trail and within a short drive from nearly a dozen popular wineries, meaning you don’t need to go all the way to Napa Valley for some excellent vino. Head east to Paso Robles and choose from over 150 wineries located in that area. Paso Robles is known for their selection of Zinfandel and Rhone Wines. Cambria, which is just a few miles from San Simeon, also offers a selection of great wineries and tasting rooms. The winery nearest Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is Hearst Ranch Winery, which is less than four miles away and features a tasting room.