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Piedras Blancas

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15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
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USD 680.00*
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Private Full-Day Trip Up Pacific Coast Highway with Pickup
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“elephant seals” (226 reviews)
“hearst castle” (57 reviews)
“light house” (14 reviews)
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15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
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"elephant seals"
in 226 reviews
"hearst castle"
in 57 reviews
"light house"
in 14 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 17 reviews
"lighthouse tour"
in 9 reviews
"great viewing"
in 5 reviews
"miles north of san simeon"
in 6 reviews
"vista point"
in 7 reviews
"young males"
in 9 reviews
"big sur"
in 13 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 11 reviews
"answer questions"
in 7 reviews
"mating season"
in 5 reviews
"pups"
in 44 reviews
"animals"
in 44 reviews
"coast"
in 42 reviews
"highway"
in 34 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank olie293
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 viewing points of the beach and the many...More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the beach for miles with thousands of Elephant Seals lying in the sun. They looked like rocks on the beach until closer look revealed this massive group of animals. Was very worth the stop !!

Thank DANIEL P
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We expected to see a few seals on the beach, but we went at a good time. The beaches were packed with them. The rookery was closed to the public due to new pups being born, but you can see so many other seals that...More

Thank bsktdee
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I've never managed to fit the lighthouse into my travels up and down the coast and I'm a MAJOR lighthouse fan. But, this is the land of all of those elephant seals so read about them on one of my other post. They're a great...More

Thank robbiei468
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Interesting spot to stop on the drive, free parking and lots of seals. Worth the stop but we stayed less than 30 minutes. Bring lunch and its better..

Thank 630paul2
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Come visit this area after your Hearst Castle tour. dress in layers because it can get chilly with the wind but warm as you walk & hike.

Thank nmcc10
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

'A unique way to view the elephant seals, the light station, and epic views, The Boucher Trail is designated as an easy trail that is well-marked and well-maintained. It’s more about the views and wildlife than the workout' is what Highway1DiscoveryRoute.com states about the hike....More

Thank LoveCali4nia
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

So glad we stopped here to see the elephant seals after our visit to Hearts Castle. So incredible to see all the elephant seals hanging around the beach.

Thank Josh S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This place is fantastic! It is a few miles north of Hearst Castle and it was our favorite stop on the California Coast!! we saw at least 500 elephant Seals!! There are volunteers that will explain everything and they are really interesting!!! A must visit!!!

1  Thank DonHalazon
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