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Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
Driving along Highway 1 in California, close to San Simeon, you can see Elephant Seal Rookery, a place that played a major role in saving elephant seals from extinction. Protected from storms and predators, with wide sandy beaches and shallow rocky areas, this location is ideal for the seals. Depending on the time of year, you can witness the birth of baby seals, hear their strange noises during the breeding season, or watch an adult seal teaching a baby seal how to swim. Work out when and for how long to visit Elephant Seal Rookery and other San Simeon attractions using our handy San Simeon travel itinerary planner.
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  • We stopped there o Passing thru and was pretty cool was a beautiful day and there were alot of them on the beach our 7 yr old thought it was really cool. If your in the area it's a good place to visit...  read more »
  • It was fascinating to watch the seals all piled up on the shore. A wonderful volunteer was available to tell us all about the migration of the elephant seals. 
  • What great views late afternoon and all the majestic sea lions dotting the beaches, pelicans flying, Marie at its best. Definitely worth a stop after Hearst Castle. 
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