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We only had time for a short stop and I had the chance to tell a new friend (and new Coast Watcher) about the Harbor Seals on the rocks below. We sat on the upper steps for a little protection from the cool north wind and ate our lunch. When out of that big blue ocean, just a short distance from the seal covered rocks was a Gray Whale..... back, blow, fluk and even the slick area on the surface. We watched it for at least 30 min. and it preformed like welcoming a new person to it's home. I took many photos in hopes that I might get just one or two to share with another nature lover that is very ill and not able to make it to this place anymore. The whale continued to do what whales do, so I could share this day with a new friend and one that will not be with us much longer. Thanks for the memories at Strawberry Hill Gray Whale.

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Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Other Activities: Sitting in car.

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Cars/trucks parking: 2.

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Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

March 15, 2024

It was a beautiful day at Strawberry Hill, with many visitors -- and the resident harbor seals -- enjoying the balmy weather.

Mark Gasiorowski

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

January 5, 2024

The high surf (even at low tide) made for dramatic conditions during this visit.

Mark Gasiorowski

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

October 2, 2023

Mile 188 has no notable changes since my last visit two months ago.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

July 21, 2023

It was another beautiful day at Mile 188.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

April 14, 2023

It was a beautiful day at Mile 188, with the resident harbor seals dozing on the rocks just offshore and many gulls flying around.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

January 16, 2023

There were two mudslides on the north beach, 20-40 yards north of the parking area, that appeared to be recent.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

October 17, 2022

It was a beautiful day at Strawberry Hill.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

Neptune SP, Strawberry Hill Picnic Area

July 18, 2022

Strawberry Hill is a popular destination for beachcombing and tidepooling.

GasiorowskiM