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Piedras Blancas, San Simeon

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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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  • What an incredible sight awaits the visitor to this natural attraction. Visiting in September we were able to see the young males perform their 'jousting' behaviour, admire the huge males and laugh at...  more »
  • I love going to the elephant seal rookery and could watch them for hours. This time we were able to see many of the new born seal pups. Several of the "momma seals" seem to be having a discussion on p...  more »
  • In closing the Highway 1 from San Francisco, we stopped here to admire the many sea lions! With the sunset in the background that was truly magical. What was impressive is that we've been when mating season there and to see the males to compete! The space is very well designed to admire them all by leaving them in their natural environment and not disturbing them. A large parking is 50 m away.
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