Coastal Discovery Center

Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center celebrates the connection between land and sea. The center offers interactive exhibits and educational programs that highlight the cultural and natural history of San Simeon, California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The interface of land and sea is unique here, drawing people for its rich bounty, economic opportunity, recreation, and inspiration. Admission is free.


Open Friday–Monday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Call for holiday hours.

750 Hearst Castle Rd. Suite D, San Simeon, CA, 93452

Located at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach just across the entrance to Hearst Castle on Highway 1 near the historic town of San Simeon.

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