The Coastal Discovery Center is offering a limited time experience to study the San Simeon Beach Tide Pools and the Whales of the Central Coast.

Join a team of marine biologists as you find saltwater mussels hiding among the rocks, discover vibrant starfish making their way along stretches of sandbars, or simply watch the sea anemone ebb and flow with the tide.

In addition, learn about the mystery of San Simeon Cove by beach combing with marine biologists. Find out what causes high and low tides and explore the plant and animal communities that live between high and low tides.

Participants will meet at the Coastal Discovery Center in San Simeon (across from the entrance to Hearst Castle Visitors Center, by the pier). Donations always welcomed.


Whales of the Central Coast Presentation – Coastal Discovery Center in San Simeon

Spring is grey whale migration season, and they can oftentimes be seen from shore. Learn about common whale and dolphin species that migrate and feed in the waters of Monterey Bay National marine Sanctuary in this 45 minute presentation.

Dates and Times:

March 24- Tide Pool Field Trip at 11am

April 7– Tide Pool Field Trip at 10:30am

April 14– Whales of the Central Coast Talk at 10am

April 21– Tide Pool Field Trip at 10am

April 28– Whales of the Central Coast Talk at 10am


*Reservations required, as space is limited. Call 805-927-2145 to reserve a space. Please leave your phone number.