Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), San Simeon

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Where to stay in San Simeon

Deciding where to stay in San Simeon doesn't require a great deal of consideration. All motels, hotels, inns, and lodges are located along Route 1 in the community south of the castle along the coast. If these are full, head just south of San Simeon State Park, where a larger selection of bed and breakfasts line the coast on the northern edge of the town of Cambria.
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  • There are several interactive video displays with focus on natural features and cultural history of the area. There is also a microscope with a projector so that visitors can look at tiny sea creature...  more »
  • We popped in here on our drive down Highway 1 to initially take a walk out onto San Simeon pier. It's a small discovery centre with staff volunteers with enthusiasm the size of the Pacific Ocean. What...  more »
  • My kids had lot of fun at this discovery center with fishes in the aquarium and lots of information about various sea creatures. Worth a visit and doesn't take more than 15-20 mins. The staff was extr...  more »
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  • Lots of good information here. Some if it new to me... and I am over 50 years old! Excellent activities for kids too.
  • Lovely discovery centre with helpful staff giving in depth information. Some interesting displays. Worth a visit.
  • Great little informational center, the staff were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We flipped through the displays pretty quickly, as they are geared more towards kids, but I still learned a few things. I would definitely return again with any questions though as they were great to talk to.