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Overview

Located in the city of San Simeon, San Carpoforo Creek Beach is a small, wide, and remote beach situated at the point where San Carpoforo Creek meets the North Pacific Ocean. San Carpoforo Creek Beach is a part of Los Padres National Forest and Hearst San Simeon State Park.  San Carpoforo Creek Beach is situated on the north side of the historic Piedras Blancas Light Station and Ragged Point Beach.  San Carpoforo Creek Beach is a well-known place for beachcombing and beach exploration during low tides. 

Amenities

San Carpoforo Creek Beach offers a couple of amenities including a creek and dunes.

Activities

There are many fun activities at San Carpoforo Creek Beach including surfing, fishing, beachcombing, and beach exploration. If you are looking for additional activities, the Boucher Trail begins south of the beach and leads south to the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. 

Parking

Getting to San Carpoforo Creek Beach is easy – the beach is situated at 18550 Cabrillo Highway and there is a small free pull-out parking lot with a fence and a gate on the north side of the highway bridge over San Carpoforo Creek. After parking, you will need to walk a few minutes west to the beach.

Attractions

If you are looking for nearby attractions, there are many options within a 55-minute drive of San Carpoforo Creek Beach. Situated on oceanfront bluffs, Dinosaurs Caves Park is 11 acres in size and features a lawn, playground, rock arch, tide pools, caves, and hiking trails. The beachside Mustang Waterpark has an incredible stampede ride, two 600-foot-long waterslides, kiddie pools, three mini-slides, and bikes and karts. If you like photography, Swinging Bridge is a beautiful 171-feet-long bridge suspended 40-feet over Arroyo Grande Creek and is a great spot to take Instagram-worthy pictures. Another incredible attraction near San Carpoforo Creek Beach is Port San Luis Lighthouse, the only Prairie Victorian model lighthouse left on the west coast of the United States and is a fantastic place to click Instagram-worthy pictures.

Restaurants

If you get hungry, you can take a 25-minute drive from San Carpoforo Creek Beach to many nearby restaurants. The Italian restaurant Gennaro's Grill & Garden serves seafood, pasta, bread, desserts, and wines. If you like Asian food, Goshi | Japanese Restaurant features authentic Japanese dishes including sushi, unagi, soba, udon, and onigiri. Another good restaurant near San Carpoforo Creek Beach is Mistura, a Peruvian restaurant offering steaks, salads, entrees, desserts, beers, and cocktails.

Hotels

If you are looking for a hotel near San Carpoforo Creek Beach, you can drive 40 minutes to the 4-Star pet-friendly Mexican-style hotel Avila La Fonda Hotel – it offers 28 incredible and spacious suites with a jacuzzi. Avila Lighthouse Suites is an upscale 3-Star hotel featuring a pool, spa, miniature golf course, table tennis, and hiking tours. If you are looking for a budget-friendly hotel near San Carpoforo Creek Beach, San Luis Bay Inn has a pool, gym, and tennis courts.

Basic Details

IN450 meters

INEntry Fee

IN24 / 7

INBeige

INParking Available

All Amenities at San Carpoforo Creek Beach

Activities

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    Top Traveler Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Does San Carpoforo Creek 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 San Carpoforo Creek Beach have lifeguards?

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

    Is San Carpoforo Creek Beach a family-friendly beach?

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

    Is San Carpoforo Creek 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 San Carpoforo Creek Beach have restrooms?

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

    Is San Carpoforo Creek Beach a nude beach?

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

    Is there food near San Carpoforo Creek Beach?

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

    What are the activities at San Carpoforo Creek Beach?

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

    Does San Carpoforo Creek Beach have accommodations for people with disabilities?

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

    Is San Carpoforo Creek Beach a dog-friendly beach?

    No, this Beach is not dog-friendly.

    Is San Carpoforo Creek Beach good for surfing?

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

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