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Piedras Blancas

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15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Real life of Elephant seals

This seaside is really a special place. There are during whole year several elephant seals in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tarcisio P
Nice meeting on the beach !

Very nice place to observe elephant seals without disturbing them, very helpful volunteer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint-Etienne, France
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15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This seaside is really a special place. There are during whole year several elephant seals in the differente stages of their life. This kind of wild animal has been endangered species and before the visit, I believed it was very hard to see them so...More

Thank Tarcisio P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to observe elephant seals without disturbing them, very helpful volunteer explaining a lot of things about them

Thank Babeth42100
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We took a hike toward the lighthouse. They have lighthouse tours as well as viewing areas for the marine life. We ran into some ticks, so Beware.

Thank sun1967flower
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Fantastic place to see elephant seals ... pups playing with each other and grown ups relaxing and basking on the sun

Thank poplarkins
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We passed through in August, when the seal population is at its minimum, but it was still amazing to see them up close in their natural habitat.

Thank matteoquattro
Reviewed 9 August 2017

they were all lounging around and there were some young bulls playing in the water. Wonderful sight. It was rather windy and cold for July weather, so make sure you have layers

Thank kbui12
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We did not really go onto the beach and as far as I know direct access is prohilbited (not sure) but the view was amazing, it was towards sunset and the elephant seals were numerous. Parking was not such a problem as cars were stopping...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

My understanding is this stretch of beach has become known as Elephant Seal Rookery because the elephant seals have pretty much taken over. We loved our stop here and spent about 45 minutes watching 20-30 of them on the beach. A docent was on hand...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We loved seeing the male seals interact and a tiny, little baby seal come out of the water! It is very windy, so come prepared. However, it is totally worth it! We stayed at least 15-20 minutes enjoying the seals. It is a little hard...More

Thank LisaBW678
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Amazing place! You can see the elephant seals swimming, sun basing, sleeping, playing...they are so cute!

Thank TuristaFeliceAM
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