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15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was nice to stop and see this. Something you don't see everyday. It was alittle windy that day so you might want to wear something warm. The kids loved it :)

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little stinky this morning but always something to see here. All during the year different groups of elephant seals converge here. They have docents to tell you more if you engage them. Great spot to see these awesome animals.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well signposted and so easy to pull in and park up. So many Elephant seals and is amazing to see and hear them!! We spent around half an hour watching them on the beach and in the water.

Thank Ladybird172
Reviewed 1 week ago

A relative said she had seen elephant seals just north of Hearst castle and I was therefore hoping to see them too. I had no idea that they were resident on this beach or the numbers of elephant seals to be seen. I had a...More

Thank JillG411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique place, with the beach being occupied by sea elephants... If you like to see such animals in a big group... GO THERE!

1  Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time watching the sea lions sunny them selves on the beach. Quite entertaining. We recommend it to all ages.

1  Thank rnbentley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped to have lunch and enjoy the beach and saw hundreds of elephant seals just basking in the sun. I've never seen one up close much less all of these animals.

1  Thank Athan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An easy stop along the coastal highway that offers up great views of elephant seals (the males are massive in size) while you walk along the boardwalk to stretch your legs. The parking lot is spacious but can fill up on busy weekend days. However,...More

2  Thank william m
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I like watching surfers riding the waves when the tide comes in. Great "Chill" spot beautiful sunsets !

Reviewed 11 August 2018

I stopped at 3 different view points in the Piedras Blancas area to walk along the bluffs, examine the native plants and flowers, and of course observe the elephant seals. It is molting season in late summer, so things are pretty quiet, but there were...More

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