Piedras Blancas, San Simeon

4.8
#2 of 9 in Beaches in San Luis Obispo County
Beach · Wildlife Area
Take in ocean views, spot elephant seals, and check out an historical lighthouse at Piedras Blancas. Use the signs along the viewing areas to guide yourself or take a guided tour that provides information about the lighthouse's history, fishing and wildlife in the area, and the scenery. A boardwalk provides easy access from the large parking lot to areas for viewing elephant-seals and other wildlife. Reserve your place in advance if you want to take the tour, and be prepared for windy weather. Make Piedras Blancas a part of your San Simeon vacation plans using our San Simeon trip tool.
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  • Beautiful spot for pictures and learn about the Elephant Seals. Boardwalk area available to safely watch seals and take pictures. Plenty of parking .  more »
  • Come see the hundreds, even thousands of young elephant seals, basking on the beach year-round around Piedras Blancas. (The most raucus time is winter mating season.) In the summer and fall, the...  more »

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