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Where are sea lions near Hearst Castle?

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals Beach is near Hearst Castle, San Simeon and Cambria and is one of the best things to see when driving the Pacific Coast Highway. The Piedras Blancas Beach, also known as the Elephant Seals Beach, is just north of Hearst Castle and San Simeon, and not far from Cambria on California’s Central Coast.

What time of year are the elephant seals in San Simeon?

Elephant Seals are seen year-round at the Piedras Blancas Rookery. Best times of year to see these amazing animals in action are October through May with the big show (birthing and breeding) in January and February. Come see these magnificent marine mammals up close on one of the prettiest coastlines in California.

Where can I see PCH seals?

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals Beach is near Hearst Castle, San Simeon and Cambria and is one of the best things to see when driving the Pacific Coast Highway.

Where are the seals near Cambria?

The Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery lets visitors see elephant seals up close and in their element. Find these magnificent marine mammals on the beach, just off Highway 1, along a beautiful stretch of coastline. The rookery is easily accessible, free, and open to the public, year-round.

Are the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo?

Año Nuevo State Park is breathtaking in every season as the elephant seals can be viewed year-round.

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Where are the seals in Pismo Beach?

Located just 5 miles north of Hearst Castle State Historical Monument in San Simeon. The viewing areas are open 365 days a year, are wheelchair accessible and free to all visitors.Mar 1, 2018

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Where can I see an elephant seal?

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

The best viewing areas are located 90 miles south of Monterey, 5 miles north of Hearst Castle State Historical Monument in San Simeon. They are 1.5 miles south of Point Piedras Blancas. The viewing areas are open every day of the year, are wheelchair accessible and free.

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Where are the elephant seals now?

One is located at Año Nuevo State Park along the San Mateo Coast south of San Francisco. The other is Hearst-San Simeon State Park and the elephant seal vista point located about 5 miles north of Hearst Castle along the coast of San Luis Obispo County.

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Where do elephant seals go?

Where They Live. Northern elephant seals are found in the eastern and central North Pacific Ocean. Though they range as far north as Alaska, they typically breed and give birth in the Channel Islands off California or Baja California in Mexico, primarily on offshore islands from December to March.

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Where can you see sea lions on PCH?

La Jolla. One of the most popular places to see sea lions in California is La Jolla Cove. La Jolla is a neighborhood located in San Diego, California, and is well known for the abundance of sea lions and seals on its beaches.

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Where can I find seals?

Seals are found along most coasts and cold waters, but a majority of them live in the Arctic and Antarctic waters. Harbor, ringed, ribbon, spotted and bearded seals, as well as northern fur seals and Steller sea lions live in the Arctic region.

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Where can I see seals in Big Sur?

The Piedras Blancas rookery is about 7 miles north of the town of San Simeon (250 miles north of Los Angeles) on the California Central Coast. It's an unbeatable viewing area because the seals have conveniently situated themselves RIGHT NEXT to the highway.Jul 29, 2021

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Where are the seals in Morro Bay?

The elephant seal rookery spreads out over 6 miles of beach from Point Piedras Blancas on the central coast of California. The best viewing areas are located 5 miles north of Hearst Castle State Historical Monument in San Simeon. The viewing areas are open every day of the year, are wheelchair accessible and free.

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Is San Simeon open?

COVID-19. San Simeon is open and excited to welcome visitors back to our coastal getaway.

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How big are elephant seals?

Adult males are enormous – at least six times larger than polar bears and nearly twice the size of the next largest seal (the northern elephant seal). Males reach lengths of nearly 20 feet (6 m) and weights of more than 8000 pounds (3700 kg).

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Where can I see the elephant seals at Hearst Castle?

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Viewing Area: 7.2 miles north on Hwy 1 or 4 miles North of Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA 93452 6.4 miles from Hearst Castle

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What is the name of the beach in Hearst Castle?

Piedras Blancas. Elephant Seals Beach. The Piedras Blancas Beach, also known as the Elephant Seals Beach (above), is just north of Hearst Castle and San Simeon, and not far from Cambria on California’s Central Coast.

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Where to stay when visiting Hearst Castle?

The Piedras Blancas Beach is well signposted, about four miles north of the entrance to Hearst Castle, and about twelve miles north of the town of Cambria. Cambria’s where we like to stay when we’re visiting Hearst Castle, though you can also stay in San Simeon, which is smaller but closer to both Hearst Castle and the Elephant Seals Rookery.

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Where can I see an elephant seal near San Simeon?

The rookery is located seven miles north of San Simeon on Highway 1. The Elephant Seal viewing area has plenty of parking. The dirt lot can accommodate vehicles of all sizes, including RV's and trucks. Elephant Seals haul out on beaches near San Simeon year round, as they go through different phases in their life cycle.

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