1 New Years Creek Road
Pescadero, CA 94060
Located north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1, Año Nuevo State Park is the world’s largest mainland breeding ground for northern elephant seals. While seals can be seen year-round at Año Nuevo, the best time for viewing is during breeding season from mid-December to the end of March. You are required to reserve a guided tour to visit the park during breeding season. Pets, umbrellas and baby strollers are not permitted on the guided tours due to safety concerns.