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

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#11 of 14 in Museums in San Luis Obispo County
Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) is located in San Simeon. Plan to visit Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) during your San Simeon vacation using our convenient San Simeon trip itinerary builder.
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  • May 2, 2017
    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 »
  • November 10, 2016
    A small information centre about wildlife in the area and the marine eco system. Informative and very friendly staff.
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  • October 23, 2016
    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 »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Lots of good information here. Some if it new to me... and I am over 50 years old! Excellent activities for kids too.
  • July 2, 2016
    Lovely discovery centre with helpful staff giving in depth information. Some interesting displays. Worth a visit.
  • February 15, 2016
    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.

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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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