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About Point Sierra Nevada Dunes Beach in San Simeon, California

Point Sierra Nevada sticks out into the Pacific Ocean north of San Simeon and Point Piedras Blancas. North of the point is a seldom visited sand dunes structure and a sandy beach. It’s a northwest facing beach and since the point is shaped like a hook, it catches driftwood and ocean debris and creates a perfect beachcombing beach. If you are here at low tide, look for tide pools at the north end of the beach. Point Sierra Nevada Dunes Beach is on state-owned property that is part of Hearst San Simeon State Park, but it probably requires little management because the state doesn’t provide an official beach access to it. Two pull-out parking areas along Highway 1 have trails that lead to the beach. At the most direct access you must step through a barbed-wire fence. A wooden pedestrian opening is provided at the northernmost access, but it requires a longer hike. These accesses are unsigned so see our map for locations.

Cabrillo Hwy
San Simeon, CA 93452
Park Name
Hearst San Simeon State Park
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free parking
Beachcombing, Beach Exploration
Tide Pools, Driftwood, Dunes, No Facilities
Map of Point Sierra Nevada Dunes Beach
Cambria, US
3:23 am, July 14, 2024
temperature icon 54°F
L: 54° H: 67°
Feels like 53.49 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 0 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:00 am
Sunset: 8:21 pm
Humidity 86 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 0 m/s

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