The Piedras Blancas Rookery is the only elephant seal rookery in the world that is easily accessible, free, and open to the public all year long.
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San Simeon offers a variety of activities, tours, and sightseeing locations for visitors to enjoy during their stay at one of the most beautiful destinations along the Central Coast.
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The stunning natural beauty of San Simeon Cove; the enchantment of a hilltop castle - what a beautiful way to start the day! Less than an hour's drive up Highway One from the city of San Luis Obispo lie two of the best reasons to visit the Central Coast - both at the same spot:...
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Visitors and locals are helping to preserve our coastal heritage by supporting the Friends of Hearst Castle
Welcome to The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! Also known as the “Serengeti of the Sea,” this impressive nature reserve is one of the top wildlife viewing sites in the world. Home to some of the Pacific Ocean’s most diverse inhabitants, the 276-mile stretch makes up nearly a quarter of California’s coastline. In fact, the...
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Hearst Castle is the ultimate celebrity magnet, drawing guests such as Winston Churchill and Howard Hughes. Likewise, current celebrities such as Lady Gaga, who recently filmed her “G.U.Y.” video, are seen there. In 1958, the Hearst Corporation generously donated the estate to California State Parks, which recently created a series of insider tours. Read More >