The mission of Camp Ocean Pines is to foster enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world among people of all ages through creative activities in a residential camp setting.
The Friends of the Elephant Seal (FES)is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about elephant seals and other marine life and to teaching stewardship for the ocean off this special place, the central coast of California. FES is a cooperating association with California State Parks.
We’re located in San Simeon, 7.8 miles south of the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Viewing Area on Highway 1. The Gift Shop is a one-stop shop for elephant seal and marine-life souvenirs and educational materials. Proceeds from the sale of our merchandise support our programs providing education about and preservation of the Northern Elephant Seals and their environment.
The Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop is open daily from 10 AM to 2 PM for indoor shopping, phone calls and local pick up. You can shop online at any time. (elephantseal.org) and we will ship to you or you can pick up. Face masks are required at all times in this indoor location. We follow best practices for the retail sector for capacity limits, cleaning protocols and touchless service. Check here for COVID 19 updates.
Want to see the elephant seals? Here are turn by turn directions. The Elephant Seal Viewing Area is open to the public 365 days a year and there is no charge for visiting. Docents(in blue jackets) are onsite to answer visitor questions daily. Check the elephant seal annual cycle to learn what you are likely to see in any month of the year.
If you want to learn more about the elephant seals, check out our Virtual Field Trips (10 of them!) on the Friends of the Elephant Seal YouTube Channel. Or, you can check on the elephant seals and watch our live beach cam anytime!
Hope you have a wonderful visit!
The J & J Heller Cambria Dog Park was established November 2003 by Joyce and John Heller who organized a dedicated group of volunteers who literally built the park and continue to maintain and develop it.
The Park was authorized by the Community Services District on CCSD property which is located at 2021 Rodeo Grounds Rd in Cambria and is enjoyed daily by Cambrians, visitors and their Dogs.
The Dog Park offers almost 3/4 acre with separate big and little Dog off leash play areas complete with water, shade, and picnic tables.
Contact: Tim Roche • PO Box 900 • Cambria, CA 93428 • 805-927-5255
The Joslyn Adult Recreation Center (JRC) consists of recreational clubs and provides community services and rental facilities in the beautiful community of Cambria, California. It was originally launched as a recreational facility for the local community by the Lions Club of Cambria in 1949. Increasingly successful and popular, the Center expanded its activities to the point that it outgrew the original facilities and, in 1968, a new facility was established under the combined sponsorship of the Lions Club, the Joslyn Foundation and the County of San Luis Obispo.