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  Elephant Seal at Point Piedras Blanca
by KimberlyAnn

Point Piedras Blanca Elephant Seal Vista Point is a fun and interesting activity, which is free of charge and well worth a stop. Look on the ocean side of highway 1 after passing the lighthouse if traveling south, or after passing the Hearst Castle if traveling north. There is a huge parking area that you cannot miss. Pull off and park. Here you will have the opportunity to observe elephant seals, which use the beach year round. A fence borders the beach to protect the seals from human interference. A series of signs will give you information about the lives of elephant seals, as well as explaining which elephant seals can be seen during the different times of the year. When we were there in March the beach was filled with wieners, which are young elephant seals wiened from their mothers, but not yet ready to travel out to sea.

Directions: This viewing area is on the ocean side of highway 1, located 5.5 miles north of the Hearst Castle.
Website: http://www.moonstonehotels.com/Elephant_Seals.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2010
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