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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Pigeon Point Lighthouse.  On California Highway 1, 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 27 miles north of Santa Cruz.

Waddell Beach

Waddell Beach, located across Highway 1 from the park entrance, is known worldwide as one of THE spots for windsurfing. The steady strong North West winds and good surf provide ideal conditions for this demanding sport. Launching from the tops of incoming waves the best windsurfers can complete full loops and continue on their way. With the strong winds and occasionally heavy surf, Waddell Beach is not recommended for novice wind surfers.

Piedras Blancas Rookery for Elephant Seals

The number of elephant seal pups born at Piedras Blancas in 2001 was about 1950. The total population of a rookery is difficult to estimate because all members are never present at the same time. Researchers multiply the number of pups born times 3.5-4.5 to get an approximation.  The total population for Piedras Blancas at the turn of the 21st century was estimated to be around 8000.