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“Awesome Place to stop along your drive!”

Elephant Seal Rookery
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

So cool! There are tons of elephant seals just living their life on the beach Very cool to watch. A great place to stop for kids and adults! Lots of great photos as well! I have found that elephant seals are perhaps not the most apealling seal in both appearance and sound but non the less worth a stop to forget where you are and relax :) And PS. If you like this, you have to check the seals out in fishermans wharf in SF. I could watch those cuties for days!

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

A beach full of Elephant Seals - you can almost miss the turn off if you are not watching closely. words can not describe it - Elephant Seals everywhere - braying, rolling, playing, sleeping, snoring. A delight for just about everyone.

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The elephant seals are so playful and it was great fun to watch them romp and play with each other. It's pupping season in June though so they are best enjoyed from the vista area.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Go read the title of this attraction. Are you telling me that your daily life is so interesting that you *don't* want to see hundreds of elephant seals playing in the surf, sunning themselves, or tossing sand on their backs? Really?

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

There is a parking lot area beside the rookery and an information table. There are workers there if you have questions. We were there in early June and the beach was loaded with elephant seals. We enjoyed just watching them flip sand on their backs, wiggle around and sometimes they would fight with each other. The sign posted there said that not long ago, elephant seals were endangered, but their numbers have increased to about 15,000.

Thank Lori O
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