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Elephant Seals at San Simeon, CA

Be sure to stop by Elephant Seal Vista Point on the beaches of Piedras Blancas — located approximately 4.4 miles north from Hearst Castle.

You won't believe how big and noisy these elephants seals are! Large males are 14-16 feet long and weigh between 3,000-5,000 pounds. Adult females are 9-12 feet long and weigh between 900-1,800 pounds. And the little Pups are 3-4 feet long and weigh 60-80 pounds at birth.

Best Times To Visit Elephant Seals
Our favorite time of year to visit the Elephant Seals is over Valentine's day — the peak of mating season. FYI... December-March is birthing and breeding season.

Check out this Monthly Calendar of the best times to see the Elephant Seals

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Elephant Seals at San Simeon, CA

Elephant Seals mating

Elephant Seals mating

Wild Elephant Seal, San Simeon, CA



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