Piedras Blancas, San Simeon

4.8
#2 of 9 in Beaches in San Luis Obispo County
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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  • just a few miles up the road from hearst castle on the beach you can stop and see the elephant seals and their babies from the road side viewing spot and it is an awesome view to see all the seals.  more »
  • Piedras Blancas is both a famous light station, named for the white rocks offshore that the lighthouse provides warning of, and a wildlife sanctuary. Access to the light station is by guided tour only...  more »

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