Enjoy Coastal Discovery Month at San Simeon


Did you know there are approximately 1000 miles of beaches in California?


California’s coastline is an awesome natural resource that we can  all learn to appreciate a little more. Make a resolution for the new year to take advantage of this natural wonder with the second annual Coastal Discovery Month this January!


Coastal Discovery Month Events

Hands on Citizen Science Program at San Simeon Cove – Become a citizen scientist by participating in the Coastal Discovery Center’s Plankton monitoring program. It’s not only a great educational and entertainment experience, it’s a great opportunity to give back and make a difference in the scientific community.


Responsible Seafood Choices – Throughout Coastal Discovery Month, local restaurants will be offering special dishes that support environmentally responsible dining. Get a taste for the best seafood in the area while keeping a clear conscience!


Ocean Giants: Live FREE Film at Hearst Castle Theater – Sit Back, relax and enjoy this stunning and informative video at the beautiful Hearst Castle. Ocean Giants will be shown at Hearst Castle’s large-format theater, which features a five-story screen.


Elephant Seal Docent Talks – Elephant seals are some of the more interesting creatures to call the California coast home!  The best way to learn about them is through the experts, so stop by the San Simeon Coastal Discovery Center to hear special docent talks about the elephant seals!


Elephant Seal Exploratory Rookery Tour  For an even closer look at the elephant seals, check out the rookery!


About the Coastal Discovery Center

The Coastal Discovery Center is a great educational resource for anyone interested in nature. Opened in 2006 as a joint venture between California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Coastal Discovery Center is free and open to the public all year. The Center offers talks, tours and great learning experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds!


If your an outdoorsy person, or even just enjoy the outdoors on occasion, check out some of the events that are a part of coastal discovery month, you’ll love it!



Coastal Discovery Month 

Where: San Simeon, various locations

When: January 2015

Admission: Mostly free, some events require a minor contribution



The Morgan

A boutique jewel nestled along California’s scenic Central Coast, The Morgan welcomes you with a warmth and personality all its own. As the favorite choice in Hearst Castle hotels, The Morgan at San Simeon is located only 4 miles from the Visitor Center. 9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. 805-927-3878.