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See the sights and highlights along the Highway 1 Discovery Route! Featuring 101 miles of adventure, the route stretches from the scenic coastline in Ragged Point south through the agricultural communities of Oceano and Nipomo. More Details
Explore Oceano as part of the Highway 1 Discovery Route.  More Details
The Central Coast boasts some of the best beaches in the U.S., and certainly on the West Coast. Visitors can find a spectrum of options, with ideal beaches for sunbathing, beachcombing, wildlife viewing, surfing, tidepooling, doggie fun or even dune-driving. More Details
California’s Central Coast provides a fun and safe playground for both dogs and their humans. Stay in dog-friendly lodging, dine in dog-friendly restaurants, and frolic on dog-friendly beaches, hikes and parks. More Details
For easy-breezy family fun, nothing beats a hike. Lace up your walking shoes, grab a hat and a water bottle, and head out any of coastal San Luis Obispo County’s hundreds of hiking trails. You’ll find options for all sorts of ability levels and terrains, from easy to challenging. More Details
The Dunes Center hosts a wide variety of events and activities for members, students, volunteers, and the general public. More Details
A hike across the varied trails of Oceano or Nipomo means wildlife, peaceful lagoons, abundant native plants, and views of the Pacific coastline. These two towns lie within 10 minutes’ drive of each other on the southern end of our stretch of Highway 1. In this area, a wide array of birds awaits seasoned birdwatchers, […] More Details
Take in all the piers and lighthouses of coastal San Luis Obispo County, or choose just one or two to explore. Either way, you’ll witness the impact of how this region’s coastal position shaped its history. More Details
Try out Oso Flaco Lake, one of the most scenic natural areas all along California’s coast! More Details
Oceano Campground, located within Pismo State Beach, offers all kinds of attractions More Details
Leave everything behind re-immerse yourself in the natural world by foot. More Details
Oceano Park and Campground was once a favorite hunting and fishing ground of the Chumash Indians. More Details
Pismo State Beach offers all kinds of attractions: hiking, swimming, surf fishing, and digging for the famous Pismo clam. More Details
Find thousands of acres of protected open space, both on land and at sea. These estuaries, preserves, and sanctuaries are home to abundant wildlife. More Details
These 81 miles are what make a Highway 1 road trip one of the top bucket-list excursions in the world. If you want the inside scoop on the best places to stop while driving the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll need inspiration from a knowledgeable guide. Take your road trip on Highway 1 now. More Details
With the need for social distancing, there’s never been a better time to dream about your next party-of-one trip. And on our unique stretch of Highway 1, traveling solo connects you deeply with the ocean, wildlife, history — and yourself. Wander over the white sands of a near-empty beach, and maybe spy a pod of […] More Details
At the heart of the California coast, this special stretch of Highway 1 includes over a dozen state parks, beaches, and historical monuments. From Ragged Point to Nipomo, you’ll find unspoiled beaches, quiet woodlands, marine protected areas, art, antiquities, and driveable dunes. More Details