Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals Playing are an Instant Mood Boost

Every spring the elephant seals put on a show at Piedras Blancas rookery. Even when the rain is coming down, it is worth stopping to see these wonderful animals playing, sleeping, fighting and barking.

The elephant seals never fail to put a smile on my face even when I’m in the foulest of moods. There’s something wonderful about them, and judging by the crowds that stop to see them even when it rains, I’m not alone in that.

If you’ve been reading the blog for long, you know that we love going up to Cambria/San Simeon. In fact, it has become part of our anniversary rituals. The whole area is so relaxing and beautiful – from the rolling waves to the vibrant acres in the nature preserve, it is mesmerizing. 

Napping elephant seals

While we change up our activities in Cambria, there are a couple of things that have become staples. The first is obviously stopping at Linn’s in downtown Cambria for some incredible pie. But the second has become a stop at the Piedras Blancas Rookery.

If you want to read an in-depth piece about the rookery, you can check it out here: Elephant Seals Delight Travelers Along the Central Coast

But if you just want to enjoy the always delightful elephant seals, watch this video. You may just find yourself smiling, too.