Of all the pinnipeds in California, it was the elephant seal I most yearned to see. So naturally, Elephant Seal Boardwalk [250 San Simeon Ave, San Simeon, CA 93452] was the place to be.
With just a bit of dusky light, as fate would have it this was an exceptional time to visit. Swaths of seals lined the beach, snoring and barking and beating each other (it was mating season) – it was such an active night!
The half mile boardwalk was filled with the creatures to my delight. Learn more about the animal by reading all of the informational plaques like I did…did you know that adult males can weigh up to 5,000 pounds and measure 16 feet?! Massively incredible beasts! If you are an animal lover you can’t miss a quick free visit to this wonder.