Visit the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery
Pay a visit to our seawater friends hanging out at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery along the shores of San Simeon Bay. The Morgan at Simeon is a one-of-a-kind choice among California Central Coast hotels, and we're located just 8 miles up Highway One from the Elephant Seal Rookery in Piedras Blancas.
Elephant Seals in San Simeon
The northern elephant seals near San Simeon will captivate you with their big brown eyes, permanent smiles and endlessly watchable behavior. Just don't expect a quiet visit - the rookery can be a symphony of whimpers, grunts and squeals most any time of year. From just a few dozen, the rookery is now home to over 17,000 elephant seals, and the sight of them playing along the rocky shores of the bay is one you won't soon forget.
Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery is open every day of the year and is always admission free. During your visit, look for the "Friends of the Elephant Seals" docents in blue jackets, who are happy to answer any questions and share fun facts about the elephant seals.