Piedras Blancas, San Simeon

4.9
#2 of 9 in Beaches in San Luis Obispo County
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. Make Piedras Blancas a part of your San Simeon vacation plans using our San Simeon trip tool .
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  • A spectacle of nature. Lovely, funny animals ... I recommend everyone to stop for a particular view
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  • This is a place not to miss as you get to see thousands of sea lions just sunning themselves on the beach. Just amazing to see  more »
  • Visited this area in 2000 and saw the elephant seals literally hauling out of the sea into a meadow. Nowadays it seems to have become a bigger tourist attraction and they have a car parking area with ...  more »
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  • Wonderful wildlife here. A lot of it looks pretty lazy, but some of it flies!
  • very nice place to visit, but check if there is any Elephant seals with the seasons...
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