Surat Bay, seals and ship wrecks what more could you want! Take a walk down the beach and keep your eyes peeled for fur seals hanging out along the beach. They like to roll around in the sand, so keep your eyes peeled. A word of warning..... don't get between the seal and the sea, they can freak out and run fast. Keep your distance.
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Heather & Jenny
Clear trail - watch tidal movements. Sea lions very accessible.
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You can walking for the beach and you can find lionsea and seals, this is wonderful.
Ian & Gill Johnson
Wonderful to see wildlife up close.
Great self guided tour at the beach in the early morning.
K & J Overton
Up close to the Hooker SeaLions - could watch them joustin for hours. Nice walk (especially after the rain when all misty).
Chris el capitan
Wonderful spacious expanse of sand feeling of seclusion, close encounter with seals and sea lions.
I can never tire of watching the seals bask in the sun, swim then heave themselves up onto the rocks. Surat Bay good for spotting huge sea lions.
Wonderful beach + wildlife sightings (sea lions).
Walk through sand dunes on a marked track. The active sea lions are awesome. Don't get too close!