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Piedras Blancas

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15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
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US$ 680.00*
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Private Full-Day Trip Up Pacific Coast Highway with Pickup
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“elephant seals” (213 reviews)
“hearst castle” (57 reviews)
“light house” (14 reviews)
15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked the path from Vista Point to the Lighthouse. There wasn't much to see as most of the vegetation was dried up, but the ocean was very pretty and clean.... The coves were filled w/ Elephant Seals.

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sand beach and a great way to see Elephant seals up close. Definitely recommend anyone to visit this site

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Driving down the highway and pulled in, took a walk around and took pictures. Read the literature. The story is incredible how they have survived and recovered from less than 50 to their current herd size.

Thank David and Willa B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I've gone once a year for the past couple of years - it's wonderful! Things to know: wear layers - sometimes it's cold and windy, sometimes it's sunny and hot, there are no bathroom facilities anywhere near here, so plan ahead for that, and finally,...More

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Do not miss it out! Lots of elephant seals there enjoying the sun on the sandy beach. Very interesting place to visit after your visit to Hearst Castle.

Thank martavelvet
Reviewed 22 September 2017

If you are at Hearst Castle, you should stop to see the Elephant seals. This area is undisturbed and you can see Elephant seals in their natural habitat. When we were there only young seals were present and they were in the process of resting...More

Thank jscoops
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

1  Thank Tarcisio P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

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.

1  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
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