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“Always something new”

Elephant Seal Rookery
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US$456.00*
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2 days California Coast and Hearst Castle Tour...
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Always something new to see as this is a mating/testing/birthing spot. Have been several times and we always enjoy seeing what is happening.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PlacervilleCA
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"hearst castle"
in 265 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 101 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 102 reviews
"viewing area"
in 69 reviews
"huge creatures"
in 25 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 41 reviews
"flipping sand"
in 38 reviews
"mating season"
in 40 reviews
"answer questions"
in 66 reviews
"amazing sight"
in 44 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 65 reviews
"off the highway"
in 35 reviews
"young males"
in 28 reviews
"great stop"
in 53 reviews
"big sur"
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"these guys"
in 32 reviews
"piedras blancas"
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

These guys are big and loud! but you should stop and see them. a great story of population recovering in this area.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank landusd
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

After touring Hearst Castle our Caravan tour drove a few miles north to ESR.  There were at least 80 sunning themselves on the sand. A couple of beach masters were huge, watched one slowly drag himself out of the ocean onto the shore.  The 'Friends of Elephant Seal' volunteers provide info about the seals and sell a few souvenirs. 

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank OTR_Again_IM
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Take the time and stop off the highway to view these guys doing their thing. Although not necessarily to much happening, it is great to view these animals in their habitat, mind you safely from the viewing platforms.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chuck0210
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Great to see these creatures the males are huge and lazy! A bit smelly but you will not stay here for hours. Great stop when your traveling the 1

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 952daanv
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