Local Attractions

Elephant Seal Public Viewing Area

Elephant Seal Public Viewing Area

Have you ever seen an elephant seal in their natural habitat without having to use binoculars? Well, this is your chance! The Elephant Seals public viewing area is located just north of San Simeon on Highway 1. It is completely free! There are signs, flyers, and oftentimes, docents available to teach you about the lives of these fascinating creatures.
Location: Just north of San Simeon on Highway 1 (about 20 minutes north of Cambria)
Phone: (805) 924-1628
Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark, as well as a California Historic Landmark, and is an experience to behold. Set in the hills above San Simeon, it is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes that the Central Coast has to offer, and is filled with incredible artwork purchased by Hearst from all over the world. Hearst Castle is about 9 miles north of Cambria, off of Highway 1.