Carpinteria Bluffs and Seal Sanctuary

Carpinteria, California

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2 Reviews
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The Carpinteria Bluffs and Seal Sanctuary is an incredible spot. The bluffs offer great views overlooking the ocean, while the trail looks down at a community of harbor seals on the shore. You can watch the seals playing in the water, lounging, and sunbathing on the rocks and shoreline. The sanctuary is a protected birthing habitat for harbor seals during the winter and spring from December 1 through May 31.

Carpinteria Bluffs and Seal Sanctuary Professional Review and Guide

"The Carpinteria Bluffs and Seal Sanctuary is an incredible spot. The bluffs offer great views overlooking the ocean, while the trail looks down at a community of harbor seals on the shore. You can watch the seals playing in the water, lounging, and sunbathing on the rocks and shoreline. The sanctuary is a protected birthing habitat for harbor seals during the winter and spring from December 1 through May 31."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Carpinteria
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round. Birthing seals may be seen from Dec. 1 through May 31.
Local Maps: USGS Carpinteria, The Thomas Guide - Santa Barbara and Vicinity
Driving Directions: Directions to Carpinteria Bluffs and Seal Sanctuary

Recent Trail Reviews

12/21/2001
2

Beautiful trail that the entire family can enjoy.


10/21/2000
1

Although the book claims a mile in each direction, my GPS indicated only .4 mi each way, and my feet agreed with that!



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May 2018