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Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

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Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery in San Simeon, California

Elephant seals own and operate these sandy San Luis Obispo County beaches as a fun hangout for their mating rituals. Actually these beaches are part of the Piedras Blancas State Marine Reserve and Marine Conservation Area (SMR and SMCA) and are operated by the California Department of Fish and Game. This is a great place to stop and view the elephant seals, but public access to any beach below is strictly prohibited and would be dangerous anyway. The parking lots are about one mile south of the entrance to Piedras Blancas Light Station Natural Area. From the rookery parking lot there is an accessible boardwalk that leads to observation platforms above the beaches. Dirt hiking trails lead north toward the lighthouse if you want to explore the bluff and see more seal beaches.

Address
Cabrillo Hwy
San Simeon, CA 93452
Park Name
Piedras Blancas State Marine Reserve & Marine Conservation Area
Owner
State Lands
Activities
Wildlife Watching, Hiking, Birdwatching
Amenities
Seal Rookery, Trails, Observation Platforms, Accessible Features, No Facilities
Pet Policy
No dogs allowed
Fees
Free parking

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