Not far from the Hearst Castle in Central California off the coast near Cambria on Highway 1 is the San Simeon State Park. Wheelchair access has been created for visitors looking to explore. The Washburn day area is the main section of the park, where you will find handicapped parking and an accessible flush toilet. The other section to San Simeon State Park is located at Leffingwell Landing, where there is also handicapped parking and an accessible restrooms.
At the Washburn location, visitors will find a short trailhead to the beach. This pathway is a boardwalk. Some may be able to continue a little further when the natural surface is firm, but this portion does get very soft with sand. From this same parking lot you can connect to the San Simeon Trail. This trail weaves through the meadows and trees, making it a great spot for bird watching. It’s barrier-free for the first 0.60 miles, but after crossing the boardwalk over the wetlands, hikers will find a set of stairs. Right before the boardwalk over the wetlands, there is a bench. At the Leffingwell Landing, you can connect to the Moonstone Bluff Trail. This boardwalk trail runs for about a mile along the coast.
If wanting to stay overnight by camping at the park, look at the San Simeon Creek Campground. The Washburn Primitive Campground may be accessible to some, but not as accessible as the San Simeon Creek Campground. Three campsites have been modified for wheelchair access: #41, #45, and #73. These campsites have firm pads and are located near an accessible toilet and shower.