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Where are the elephant seals in Morro Bay?

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Asked by: Nick Evans

Where can I see 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.

Are there elephant seals in Morro Bay?

San Simeon is a small town above Cambria and Morro Bay that is known for two things, Hearst Castle and Elephant Seals.

Where are the elephant seals now?

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.

Where are the PCH elephant seals?

Elephant Seals Beach. 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 sea lions in Morro Bay?

Just look for the three vertical pilings to the right of Morro Rock. Even when Morro Rock is shrouded in fog, the sea lion dock is usually visible from our Baycam.

Where can I see elephant seals CA?

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.

What time are elephant seals most active?

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.

What beaches in California have seals?

Here are three of our favorite California haunts for sea lions and seals.

  • King Harbor Marina, Redondo Beach.
  • Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary.
  • Children’s Pool Beach, La Jolla.


Where are the seals in Pismo beach?

Winter months are an exciting time at one of the Central Coast’s most outstanding State Parks, Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. 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.

What beach in California has sea lions?

La Jolla Cove

One of the best places to see sea lions in California is at La Jolla Cove (an excellent sea lion beach in California). However, they are all up and down the California coast. Other places include San Simeon, Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary, Pier 39 in San Francisco, and King Harbor in Redondo Beach.

Where are the sea lions near Big Sur?

Point Lobos State Park



At this state natural reserve, the sound of barking sea lions carries over rocky headlands and echoes in secluded inlets. A myriad of walking trails provide great access while harbour seals with spotted silver-grey coats can also be spotted.

Are there elephant seals in Monterey Bay?

These elephant seals reside within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary which emcompasses 276 miles of shoreline and 5,322 square miles of ocean. Click Here for more information about MBNMS. Female elephant seals continue to arrive on the shoreline. Peak of births usually are the last half of the month.

Where are the seals near Big Sur?

The Piedras Blancas rookery

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.

How far from San Simeon is the elephant seals?

seven miles

The Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery sits just off Highway 1, seven miles north of San Simeon.