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Piedras Blancas, San Simeon

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Beach Wildlife Area
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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  • Sea lions picked up this place to make their own beach, it's like a colony of them enjoying the beautiful area of San Simeon, there is a large parking area, also look out points are adequate and plent...  more »
  • Every spring, adult elephant seals come ashore to molt. At peak times, there may be almost no sand visible, because of the population of these creatures! There is a live cam there, so one can preview ...  more »
  • I have never seen so many seals in once place. It was simply amazing. The boise they all made as they lay sunbathing was quite awesome.  more »