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Arroyo Laguna Beach

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Overview

Located to the north of the Hearst Castle, Arroyo Laguna Beach is a popular beach with light brown sand and pebbles. The beach is a part of a state park known as the Hearst San Simeon State Park. A vibrant meadow is present near this windy beach. Oak Knoll Creek (also known as Arroyo Laguna) flows through the beach into the Pacific Ocean. 

Amenities

Arroyo Laguna Beach does not have lifeguards or any other amenities, so plan your trip accordingly. Dogs are not allowed on this beach. 

Activities

Arroyo Laguna Beach offers many fun activities including sunbathing, beachcombing, wildlife watching, fishing, kitesurfing, surfing, windsurfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, canoeing, boating, swimming, jet skiing, and hiking. The water near this beach is popular among windsurfers and kitesurfers due to the beach’s windy nature - wind speeds have been known to reach around 40 miles per hour here. Depending on the time of the year, you can see many kinds of animals in the water near this beach including seals, otters, and migrating whales. You can catch many kinds of fish in the water near Arroyo Laguna Beach. However, if you are planning to fish here, please make sure that you follow the local fishing regulations. You can also hike around this beach and explore the vibrant coastal landscape present around Oak Knoll Creek. 

Parking

Getting to Arroyo Laguna Beach is easy - the free parking lot for this beach is present along Pacific Coast Highway / Cabrillo Highway around two miles north of the Hearst Castle. You can easily walk to this beach from the parking lot via an access trail. It is important to note that the beach is closed to the public between December 15 and April 30 as elephant seals use this beach as a rookery during this time. However, visitors can still access the water near this beach via a boat during this period for engaging in aquatic recreational activities.

Attractions

There are many attractions near Arroyo Laguna Beach. The Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument is set in the palatial estate which was formerly the home of the famous newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst. The site features Hearst Castle (the businessman’s lavish mansion) and also has interesting art galleries, historical exhibitions, a theater, a visitor center, and a gift shop. Piedras Blancas Light Station is a local historical landmark. This light station has a lighthouse that was originally constructed in the 19th century. The light station premises can now be explored through guided tours. If you are looking for another attraction near Arroyo Laguna Beach, the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay offers interesting exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the town of San Simeon and Central California.

Restaurants

If you get hungry, there are many great restaurants near Arroyo Laguna Beach.  Sea Chest Oyster Bar is an upscale restaurant that is set in an idyllic New England-style building and offers excellent seafood. The Cavalier Coastal Kitchen offers a pleasant oceanfront dining experience and serves excellent breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. Big Sur Restaurant serves amazing breakfast dishes, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and seafood. If you are looking for another good and affordable restaurant near Arroyo Laguna Beach, Main Street Grill offers excellent seafood and barbecue dishes including hot dogs, burgers, barbecue pork sandwiches, and fish and chips.

Hotels

If you are looking for a hotel near Arroyo Laguna Beach, there are many great nearby options. The 4-Star Blue Dolphin Inn offers incredible oceanfront views and also offers complimentary breakfast. A more affordable hotel is the 3-Star Cavalier Oceanfront Resort that offers many amenities including a restaurant, a fitness center, a pool that offers views of the Pacific Ocean, and a hot tub. If you are looking for another good and affordable hotel near Arroyo Laguna Beach, the 2-Star Silver Surf Motel offers many amenities including a pool, a hot tub, a private lawn with picnic tables, and a rooftop sundeck. 

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All Amenities at Arroyo Laguna Beach

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    Top Traveler Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Surf through our FAQs to help you find your perfect beach!

    Does Arroyo Laguna Beach have parking? If so, is it free or paid?

    Yes, this Beach provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

    Does Arroyo Laguna Beach have lifeguards?

    No, this Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach - please be careful when swimming on this beach.

    Is Arroyo Laguna Beach a family-friendly beach?

    No, this Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

    Is Arroyo Laguna Beach good for swimming?

    Yes, this Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

    Does Arroyo Laguna Beach have restrooms?

    No, this Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

    Is Arroyo Laguna Beach a nude beach?

    No, this Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

    Is there food near Arroyo Laguna Beach?

    Yes, this Beach has multiple restaurant options near or on the beach.

    What are the activities at Arroyo Laguna Beach?

    Yes, this Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Hiking, Surfing.

    Does Arroyo Laguna Beach have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    No, this Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

    Is Arroyo Laguna Beach a dog-friendly beach?

    No, this Beach is not dog-friendly.

    Is Arroyo Laguna Beach good for surfing?

    Yes, surfing is an activity that is frequently enjoyed at this Beach.

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