The best places to watch whales in Southern California

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California, USA / 13.01.2021 17:48:01

Whale watching in California it is possible during the migration that these animals carry out in winter. From mid-December to April you can enjoy the view that the long trip of these animals.

Whales roam 14 miles round trip from the icy seas from Bering in Alaska to the warm waters of Baja California, Mexico, where they have their young. They eventually travel back north, but tend to take a direct route rather than hug the coast.

This is the longest distance traveled by any known mammal that migrates annually.

In Monterey Bay, a bay near San Francisco, you can see orcas, humpback, right and blue whales. The latter is the largest cetacean in the world and it is possible to see it during the summer and autumn.

The best places to spot them without the help of a boat, are at the top of the cliffs, near the coast. The piers are a good idea too, but they aren’t high above the sea.

This is a list of the best places to Whale Watching in Southern California:

  • Point Loma, en Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego
  • Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla
  • Bluffs above Blacks Beach, La Jolla
  • Bluffs in Torrey Pines State Beach
  • Seagrove Park, and Del Mar Beach
  • Miradores de Fletcher Cove Park, Solana Beach
  • Swami’s Seaside Park, Encinitas
  • South Ponto Beach Lookout, Carlsbad
  • Anywhere atop Bluffs Beach in San Onofre State Beach
  • Dana Point Headlands, en Dana Point
  • Heisler Park and Laguna Beach
  • Crescent Bay Point Park, en Bay Beach
  • Crystal Cove State Park
  • The Point Fermin Lighthouse, San Pedro
  • White Point Park, en San Pedro
  • Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, in Palos Verdes
  • Point Vicente Park & ​​Interpretive Center, in Palos Verdes
  • Point Dume, Malibu
  • Channel Islands National Park


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