Four miles north of the Hearst Castle entrance on Highway 1 is where a huge population of elephant seals live their lives for all to see. There is a boardwalk from which you can observe the seals and docents happily answer questions about all aspects of the elephant seals lives. There are also hiking trails to the north that lead to a lighthouse and small beaches where you can see more seals; sometimes in close proximity if you are not careful. This is a not to be missed experience. There are no amenities at this site. The time spent is up to you but a couple hours fly by quickly.
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