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Piedras Blancas, San Simeon

(4.8/5 based on 550 reviews on the web)
Take in ocean views, spot elephant seals, and check out an historical lighthouse at Piedras Blancas. Use the signs along the viewing areas to guide yourself or take a guided tour that provides information about the lighthouse's history, fishing and wildlife in the area, and the scenery. A boardwalk provides easy access from the large parking lot to areas for viewing elephant-seals and other wildlife. Reserve your place in advance if you want to take the tour, and be prepared for windy weather. With our world travel planner, San Simeon attractions like Piedras Blancas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Tours are given Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Our guide was excellent at explaining the animals nearby, the vegetation, the lives of the light house keepers and the importance of light houses. As...  more »
  • If you love the ocean and everything in it, you will love this spot. Animals are in their natural habitat, undisturbed by the throngs of people on the bluffs looking down. Feb/March are good times to ...  more »
  • Woth seeing! Beautiful views bring your camera for sure! Nature at is best lots of visitors when we where there but lots of place so you can take lots of pictures.  more »