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15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Reviewed 1 week ago

See Sea Lions in their Natural Habitat! The seals are more active in the morning but they are awesome! 100s of them just hanging out on the beach, swimming, sparring, sleeping.

Thank GinnyBNT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This elephant seal viewing area is right at a turnout on Hwy 1. There is a large parking area for the viewing area, and area is very easy to access and enjoy within just a few steps. We were fascinated by the behaviors and sounds...More

Thank Patsy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here in several different seasons and it is always terrific! Viewing site is right off the parking lot with hundreds of seals entertaining the public. Very knowledgeable docents make it very interesting. Truly one of the highlights of driving the California coast.

Thank Zuzka E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG! they are so adorable. They are all over the beach and this is a must stop on your road trip! There are researchers there to help answer any questions you have about the seals.

Thank Jana D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to watch all the elephant seals sleep, interact with one, or protect their property. We were especially grateful for the two docents roaming to answer any questions.

Thank Lidwina S
Reviewed 24 September 2018

It was nice to stop and see this. Something you don't see everyday. It was alittle windy that day so you might want to wear something warm. The kids loved it :)

1  Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A little stinky this morning but always something to see here. All during the year different groups of elephant seals converge here. They have docents to tell you more if you engage them. Great spot to see these awesome animals.

Thank ShafskyInnkeeper
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Well signposted and so easy to pull in and park up. So many Elephant seals and is amazing to see and hear them!! We spent around half an hour watching them on the beach and in the water.

1  Thank Ladybird172
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A relative said she had seen elephant seals just north of Hearst castle and I was therefore hoping to see them too. I had no idea that they were resident on this beach or the numbers of elephant seals to be seen. I had a...More

Thank JillG411
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is a unique place, with the beach being occupied by sea elephants... If you like to see such animals in a big group... GO THERE!

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