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About Young Creek Beach at Ragged Point Inn in San Simeon, California

Young Creek Beach is the official name of the beach below the Ragged Point Inn and Resort on the southern Big Sur Coast. The view from the bluff above the beach has inspired the nickname The Million Dollar View. At the bluff’s edge there are viewpoints, sculptures, and a pagoda used for weddings. Look for a steep trail called the Ragged Point Cliffside Trail (simply signed “Nature Trail”) which begins behind the resort gift shop and restaurant. It switchbacks down the vegetated hillside and ends at a small dark sand beach that is ringed by large boulders. In the ravine Young Creek forms a waterfall known as Black Swift Falls and is claimed to be 300 feet tall (the hike top to bottom is about 400 feet). The beach is visible from the bluff but unfortunately the waterfall is not. Bring good shoes for this hike as it is steep and can be slippery. Consider staying at the hotel here if you are traveling overnight along this stretch of Highway 1. On site is a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year. Also you’ll find a wine bar, espresso bar, sandwich stand, and even an ice cream shop so it is worth a stop even if you don’t plan to hike to the beach.

19019 Highway 1
San Simeon, CA 93452
(805) 927-4502
Other Names
Ragged Point Inn Beach, Million Dollar View, Youngs Creek
Pet Details
Dogs allowed
Free parking
Hiking, Beach Exploration, Photography
Hotel, Waterfall, Trail, Restaurant, Ice Cream Shop, Espresso Bar, Viewpoint
Map of Young Creek Beach at Ragged Point Inn
Cambria, US
8:07 pm, December 8, 2023
temperature icon 54°F
L: 48° H: 60°
Feels like 52.16 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:02 am
Sunset: 4:51 pm
Humidity 55 %
Pressure1022 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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