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Parks and nature in Baywood-Los Osos

Top nature recommendations from locals

Park
“Straight down El Morro is Baywood Park, where you will find the Back Bay Cafe for great coffee, breakfast, and kids cocoa. You'll also find other restaurants, the dock, a small market, a bakery, taverns, and art studios. Montana de Oro State Park is about 15 minutes away- just go west on Los Osos Valley Road. It is known for spectacular bluff views and trails for hiking, biking, and running. There you will find Spooner's Cove and the Bluff Trail which gives access to tide pooling at Coralina Cove.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Campground
“Nice hiking trails with great views of the surrounding area, bay, ocean, and golf course. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Known as just "Sweet Springs" this preserve also has great views of the back bay and rock. Turtles are often seen in the pond. There is a new boardwalk extension on the east side of the preserve. A peaceful area to visit in Baywood.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“There are several different trails to follow through the oaks at this location, fun, scenic place that is family friendly for all ages. Please beware of poison oak.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Sandspit is a 4 mile stretch of beach with great views of Morro Rock and Estero Bay. Fun surfing, beach combing, and birding here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“During butterfly season our neighborhood is a spectacular show of Monarch butterflies. This trail also leads to a wonderful dune hike in the back bay where you will then see the ocean as soon as you reach the top.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“Great trails for hiking and mountain bikes with beautiful views - no dogs allowed.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Here you will find public coastal access between homes on Morro Bay in Los Osos, CA. The shore is narrow at high tide but less muddy. The view looks out across the bay to the dunes on the sand spit that protects the harbor. Morro Rock is visible to the north over the bay. I like to go here when I want a quick, nearby coastal walk. Drive down to Baywood and turn left at the liquor store/market and follow the road around to the beach access. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This is a locals hiking area up Broderson Avenue off of Los Osos Valley Road. Dogs must be on a leash and poop picked up. Lower sandy trails with oak forests and also steep trails for great views of the ocean.”
  • 1 local recommends
Sculpture Garden
  • 1 local recommends
  • 1 Experience