Local Activities

California’s Central Coast attracts thousands of visitors each year! One of the many reasons they come is the beautiful scenery, but there’s much more to see and do here!
Here’s a sample of activities and attractions closest to us!

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hearst castle in sn simeon california, near the silver surf motelIf your plans include a trip to Hearst Castle, it’s a good idea to schedule your tour reservations and purchase your tickets ahead of time. In fact, we’d be happy to make the arrangements for you! Just give us a call on our toll free number, and we’ll do the rest!

(800) 621-3999

Directly across the highway from the entrance to Hearst Castle is beautiful William R. Hearst State Park. You can barbecue, picnic, or just wander out on the pier to watch a beautiful sunset.

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If you take a left as you leave the park, you’ll loop through historic old San Simeon….passing the old schoolhouse, Post Office, and several old warehouses that Wm. Hearst used for storing building materials destined for the Castle.

And about 6 miles to the north, you’ll see hundreds of elephant seals!


You can see them all year long, but the best time of the year is from January through March when the beach becomes one gigantic nursery!

After you’ve been serenaded by a hundred baby seals you’ll have new appreciation for your own kids!! But seriously, the seals really are a spectacular sight! Be sure not to miss them!

Speaking of sea life…for sport fishing or whale watching there are several local charter companies where you can board a boat for a half or whole day of fishing and seasonally for watching whales migrating to the warmer waters of Baja!

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Depending on the season, you should be able to hook up with rock cod, bass, snapper, halibut, and even salmon!

The Central Coast is rapidly becoming known for its remarkable wines…and there are many wineries and tasting rooms within 30 minutes of our motel. Be sure to ask our Front Desk staff for more information!

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In addition to the ones we’ve listed, our local area also offers golf, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking for the athletes among us…and for the rest of us there’s SHOPPING! You’ll find the Central Coast to be a shopper’s paradise! Whether you’re looking for an unusual gift, hand-painted clothing, or a family heirloom–the Central Coast has what you’re looking for! Our local area is known for its unique art, galleries, antiques and restaurants of every kind–

So whether you want to relax, walk on the beach, shop, eat, or just enjoy the great outdoors, we’ve got you covered!

Come join us! We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Silver Surf Motel
9390 Castillo Drive
San Simeon, California, USA 93452
Reservations (800) 621-3999
Local (805) 927-4661
Fax (805) 927-3225