Ano Nuevo State Park in California is located just north of the Monterey Bay. It has a elephant seal sanctuary and during breeding season visitors can see elephant seals breeding resting on the beaches. I visited this state park in the Summer 2014 at a time when the elephant seal population was at its peak. The hike to the seals was a little long, but was well worth the effort. There were many guides along the way to answer questions. The photo ops were plenty and here are some of the highlights.