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First Day Guided Elephant Seal Walks

January 1, 2017 @ 8:45 am


Stroll over sand dunes guided by a docent naturalist to visit a large colony of Northern elephant seals. In the month of December, male elephant seal, or bulls, arrive and establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks are 3 miles round trip and last 2.5 hours.

They take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and rain gear are strongly advised. Umbrellas and strollers are not permitted. Pets are not allowed in the park. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. Año Nuevo State Park is located off Highway 1, halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. Day-use parking is $10 per car. For more information, please call (650) 879-2025 or for recorded information (650) 879-0227.

People with accessibility needs may reserve an equal access tour along the boardwalk. These tours take place on Fridays, weekends, and select holidays. For reservations and info, email Año.EqualAccess@nullparks.ca.gov starting November 1, or call (650) 879-2033.


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Parks and Beaches

Año Nuevo State Park
1 New Years Creek Rd
Pesecadero, CA 94060 United States
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