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“awesome nature with beautiful animals on the beach”

Elephant Seal Rookery
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

the beach has a parking lot and very informative nature guides. Try to see it for at least a short time. The seals always come back to this beach and are quite entertaining. Near Hearst Castle at San Simeon. We did both in one day.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

very informative talk from the docent and you can get very close to the animals with out disturbing them

Thank Debramancuso
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

A must see! Hundreds of seals all along the viewing area! No charge- just pull into the parking lot and there they are! Fascinating to watch them spar, vocalize, move about, and just chill! One of the highlights of my trip down the coast!

Thank nicole f
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by while on a road trip and let me say, this was amazing! Very glad we stopped, there were SO MANY seals!!!! Moms and babies and dads. And they were so loud LOL Occasionally you would even see two males fighting. The smell was strong so be prepared!

Thank Deonna2
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Wow we saw so many elephant seals in one place! It’s all free of charge, just pull up and look over and there they all are. It’s truly a unbelievable site. You can see all the different personalities they have. The males have the longer noses and the females have the short ones. Great day on the coast!

Thank Yehbut
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