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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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  • Perfect stop on your way down Big Sur to take your time and enjoy the elephant seals on their habitat, laying down on the beach while sunbathing. 
  • For the car and admires during the time that you want the sea lions. If it's sunny, you will see them on the beach there is to the left of the parking lot, lying on the sand soaking up the Sun. It's really impressive see da amount of them that are lying to the Sun, and the sound they emit to draw attention. Highly recommended.
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  • It is the place of life of hundreds of Sea Lions, offering us a great show on the Pacific Ocean. He must see to believe!
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