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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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Largest Ocean View HomeLargest Ocean View HomeLos Osos
Looking for the Largest Ocean View Home on the Morro Bay and Los Osos stretch of Highway 1? Then look no further!
Pelican Cove Vacation RentalPelican Cove Vacation RentalLos Osos
The Pelican Cove Vacation Rental in Los Osos, California is a scenic property nestled along the famed Morro Bay.
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.
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events in Los Osos & Baywood
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The Curious World of Seaweed ExhibitThe Curious World of Seaweed ExhibitMorro BayNovember 01 to December 15, 202310:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Curious World of Seaweed provides a new look at marine flora through stunning color “portraits” of specimens, scientifically accurate text panels, and surprising stories highlighting Indigenous peoples’ and women’s connections to seaweed.
Lighted Boat ParadeLighted Boat ParadeMorro BayDecember 02, 20236:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Local boats of all sizes are decorated with lights for the holiday season and cruise the harbor.
Cayucos Christmas Tree Lighting and Arrival of SantaCayucos Christmas Tree Lighting and Arrival of SantaCayucosDecember 03, 20235:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony includes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus!
FableRune Holiday Party & SaleFableRune Holiday Party & SaleLos OsosDecember 03, 202310:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Our annual holiday party is back! We’re hosting a few of our favorite local makers (jewelry, cashmere, ceramics, hats, and more), a bubbles bar, holiday music, and 25% off on all FABLERUNE goodies (in store only).
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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Noi and Doi’s 2nd Street CafeNoi and Doi’s 2nd Street CafeLos Osos
Noi and Doi are the dynamic sister duo behind one of the most popular eateries in Los Osos.
The Olde AlehouseThe Olde AlehouseLos Osos
This beer garden style establishment is all about great beers served up with some good food and friendly people.
Wayward BakingWayward BakingLos Osos
With a focus on flaky pastries and rustic breads, this little shop is open on Sunday mornings for takeaway orders.
Sylvester’s Burgers ~ Los OsosSylvester’s Burgers ~ Los OsosLos Osos
It’s Big, It’s Hot, It’s Juicy!
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