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Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon
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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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  • What a neat, wonderful, educational place to visit. There are people there to tell you about the seals and to answer any questions you may have. Worth seeing. 
  • Such an easy stop just off the coastal highway in San Simeon. You can see and hear so many seals. Such a treat. Visited end of March. 
  • Very interesting. This is something you only see on the coast, and well worth spending half an hour to check them out.