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Los Osos is home to the majestic Montaña de Oro State Park. A geologist and/or naturalist’s playground, Montaña de Oro is defined by its rugged cliffs, tucked-away sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, with spectacular scenery produced through millions of years of volcanic activity, plate tectonics and erosion. Montaña de Oro is perfect for backpackers seeking solitude along quiet trails. Other trails include those for mountain biking and horseback riding. Spooner’s Cove, a beloved Montaña de Oro beach, is ideal for get-togethers, families, or sunbathing, with a seasonal stream flowing to the ocean, as well as restrooms, picnic facilities and parking.
The peaceful area of the Morro Bay Estuary that fronts Los Osos-Baywood Park offers ideal kayaking conditions. Home to 250 species of birds and a favorite destination for avid birders, the back bay offers quiet waters and a new perspective on the Central Coast, especially at sunset. Many local companies offer equipment rental, including the Kayak Shack. For tours, Central Coast Outdoors leads kayakers for half-day and full-day itineraries around the back bay, and can even add picnics or California beach-style grilled dinners upon request.
Looking for a unique hike? Walk among itty-bitty beauties at the Elfin Forest. This pygmy oak forest features trees stunted by natural causes to heights between just four and twenty feet. A one-mile boardwalk leads visitors between the oaks and includes multiple trailheads, and provides clearance for panoramic views of the Morro Bay Estuary and nearby mountains, as well as lookout points with prime vistas for viewing wildlife. Interpretive signs share information about notable plant life within the forest, including coastal brackish marsh, riparian woodland fringe,maritime chaparral, coastal dune scrub, oak and manzanita complex, and of course the pygmy oaks themselves. Don’t miss docent-led nature walks in the forest focusing on different topics every second Sunday and third Saturday of the month.
Things to do in Los Osos & Baywood
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where To Stay in Los Osos & Baywood
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Fabulous Bayfront HomeFabulous Bayfront HomeLos Osos
This Fabulous Bayfront Home has Morro Rock Views that are unmatched! This stunning waterfront vacation rental is nestled in Los Osos.
Green Cottage on Morro BayGreen Cottage on Morro BayLos Osos
The Green Cottage on Morro Bay is a scenic destination vacation rental set in Los Osos with views of the famed Morro bay.
Seaside Real Estate & Property Management
Make your next visit to the beautiful Central Coast of California a memory to treasure for years to come with the assistance of Seaside Real Estate & Property Management.
Baywood InnBaywood InnBaywood Park
Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the iconic Highway 1 sits the Baywood Inn. This B&B is on the backside of Morro Bay.
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events in Los Osos & Baywood
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Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate ChangeBeauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate ChangeMorro BayMarch 24 to September 17, 202310:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change features over 52 color photographs of wildflowers representing seven of California’s regions
Barefoot Concerts on the GreenBarefoot Concerts on the GreenLos OsosApril 22 to June 24, 20232:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for live music, barefoot dancing on the putting green, connecting with friends and family
Live Music on the Patio at Sea PinesLive Music on the Patio at Sea PinesLos OsosApril 23 to June 25, 202311:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Live Music on the Patio every Sunday from 11am-1pm at The Clubhouse Grill at Sea Pines Golf Resort.
Live Oak Music FestivalLive Oak Music FestivalSan Luis ObispoJune 23 to June 25, 2023
Live Oak draws music aficionados of all ages to experience concerts in a beautiful setting with SLO County’s iconic volcanic peaks, the Morros, as the backdrop.
travel articles about Los Osos & Baywood
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Biking Los Osos and BaywoodBiking Los Osos and BaywoodLos Osos
Montana de Oro has some of the best mountain biking on the central coast, with multiple trails ranging from beginner to expert.
Sea Pines Golf CourseSea Pines Golf CourseLos Osos
Sea Pines Golf Course is home to the Central Coast Golf Trail.
Horseback RidingHorseback RidingOceano
Riding a horse amidst the beauty of coastal San Luis Obispo County can be a transforming experience. Get saddled up and discover a whole new perspective on our special stretch of Highway 1, from equestrian trails to vineyards.
Baywood Park-Los Osos Farmers MarketBaywood Park-Los Osos Farmers MarketLos Osos
Although it takes up just one block, the Baywood/Los Osos Market is small but mighty.
where to eat in Los Osos & Baywood
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High Street DeliHigh Street DeliLos Osos
High Street Market and Deli has repeatedly shown that if you work hard, find your passion, and do not cut corners, success is inevitable. Good food speaks for itself and when it is accompanied by a great atmosphere and friendly people it speaks even louder. When you visit High Street Market and Deli, I hope […]
La PalapaLa PalapaLos Osos
Authentic, Mexican food served up with a view of the Pacific
Nautical BeanNautical BeanLos Osos
We are a family owned shop, with a simple goal, we try our hardest to give our customers the best coffee, food, and service that we possibly can. We aren’t coffee snobs, we aren’t a corporate chain, just a simple place you can come and relax. We invite you to come try it for yourself! […]
Valley LiquorValley LiquorLos Osos
Tucked inside Valley Liquor is a deli offering delicious sandwiches, amazing burgers, breakfast burritos and more.
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