Marine Life

Marine Animals, Birds & Plants

Point Lobos is dramatically situated at the ocean edge of the enormous Pacific Ocean.  It is no surprise that landscape artist Francis McComas called it the "greatest meeting of land and water in the world". Its rocky coastline and offshore waters offer superb habitat for a huge diversity of plants and animals. The abundant marine life in this protected underwater reserve can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways, whether by gazing into the tide pools at Weston Beach at low tide, spotting California sea lions out on the rocks or sea otters wrapped in kelp off of the bluff at Sea Lion Point, or donning scuba gear to explore the undersea cliffs and canyons off Whalers and Bluefish Coves.

Marine mammals are among the biggest attractions to Point Lobos. Whether it is our iconic sea otter, our resident harbor seals and sea lions, or the whales and dolphins that pass by or stop in to dine in our bountiful ocean, visitors save their most reflective oohs and aahs for these magnificent animals.