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Reviewed August 10, 2005

There can't be many places where you can get this close to so many Elephant seals. A great stop along the Pacific. We could also see whales swimming not far off shore.

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Reviewed December 9, 2004

My husband and I went to Cambria and San Simeon in Dec 2004 for a weekend trip. We didn't make it all the way to the lighthouse, but stopped along the way to see the elephant seals. About 4.4 miles north of Heart Castle on highway 1, there is a sign for a vista point on the ocean side of the road. Elephant seals were camped out right on the beach. There are docents in bright blue jackets who are happy to talk to you about the seals, which has been growing over the last few years. It's a fun diversion, and something unusual to see so close-up.

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