Piedras Blancas Rookery
San Simeon, CA 93452
Phone: (805) 924-1628
What: Elephant Seal Viewing
When: Year-round, best times are late January, late April and late October
Reservation Needed: No
The Northern Elephant Seal migrates thousands of miles twice each year, from the open oceans to a land-based rookery, where it breeds, births, molts, and rests between trips. The Piedras Blancas rookery, on Highway 1, seven miles north of San Simeon is home to about 15,000 animals. The area is open for viewing every day of the year and there is no admission fee or reservation required. Come see these magnificent marine mammals up close on one of the prettiest coastlines in California. Best times are late January, late April, and late October. Ensure a safe and pleasant viewing experience for everyone by following NOAA's marine wildlife viewing guidelines.
Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of "doing good and feeling good" to your vacation.
This activity selection includes:
*A learning activity and/or outing
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity though Friends of the Elephant Seal
Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.
Features & Amenities
- Free Things To Do
- Hikes, Guided Walks & Boardwalks
- Kid Friendly
- Outdoor Activities & State Parks
- Stewardship Donation Opportunities
- Stewardship Travel Activities