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Address: 15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452
Phone Number: 805-927-3719
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Huge elephant seals

Want to watch huge elephant seals? Here you would see tens of them, only a few meters away. Definitely and interesting and surprising experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Dafna G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Want to watch huge elephant seals? Here you would see tens of them, only a few meters away. Definitely and interesting and surprising experience!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right off the highway, these are amazing creatures. Watch them in the wild as they sleep on the beach. Not a zoo, or habitat, actual in the wild observation. A must see!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The elephant seals were here when we stopped. Great big huge smelly loud.elephan seals - fun to watch. We didn't stroll the beach because of the seals but it looked wide and beautiful.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wow definately a must do! very special place to see and learn about the elephant seals. Great smelly beast :) loved it

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just along the side of the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway lie hundreds of elephant seals enjoying the sandy beach and basking in the sun. Photographers and nature lovers will enjoy this stop. It is amazing to watch and listen to these amazing creatures.

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Sun City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on hwy-1 a beautiful beach & cove filled with huge elephant seals laying around sunning themselves & playing. there were several sea otters eating in the kelp beds just off the beach. Great place to kick back & enjoy some beautiful creatures (for free)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a quiet beach to be at mid week in May. We enjoy, the beach, the beautiful multi-colored ice plants, the colorful rocks and driftwood and beautiful vistas. It was very pleasant and peaceful. A great place to unwind.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful stop in San Simeon. Parked and watch about 100 elephant seals laying around, playing, fighting. The squirrels for some reason are also friendly lol. They will walk up to you and stand up begging for food. The kids got a kick out of it. Very windy, but a great stop while on hwy 1 or visiting Hurst castle.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We heard about this place while on our tour of Hearst Castle. We drove a few miles down the road and stopped to check it out. The sight of hundreds and hundreds of elephant seals was amazing! Our visit happened to fall on the season where it was mostly sub adult males and was it ever so fascinating to see!... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a nice place to stop for a brief break. There are loads of elephant seals and you can walk just a few feet from your car or there is a nice walkway to an area where we found more seals and therefore we saw some of them be more active. You could certainly stand and watch them for... More 

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