Welcome to Los Osos & Baywood

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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Events in Los Osos & Baywood

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Lighted Boat Parade
December 07, 2019
Morro Bay
Local boats of all sizes are decorated with lights for the holiday season and cruise the harbor.
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Winter Music Series at Sea Pines
November 16, 2019 to April 11, 2020
From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Los Osos
Every winter we’re happy to offer locals and visitors alike the best music experience available on the Central Coast with our Winter Music Concert series. Running November 16th through April 11th, concerts begin at 5pm and continue until 7pm every Saturday. In addition to the live music, we also have refreshing food and beverages. No […]
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Winter Garden Chores
December 07, 2019
From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
San Luis Obispo
You may not consider winter to be a great time to get out and garden, but here on the central coast, it IS! There are many winter chore that you can do now to make spring gardening a wonderful and easy treat. From pruning, mulching, seed starting, and tool maintenance, you’ll find there are many […]
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Los Osos Christmas Parade
December 07, 2019
From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Los Osos
Our theme this year is “CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE DECADES”
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Where to Eat in Los Osos & Baywood

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It’s Big, It’s Hot, It’s Juicy! More Details
We don't just make the best sandwiches...we build them! More Details

Authentic, Mexican food served up with a view of the Pacific

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Tucked inside Valley Liquor is a deli offering delicious sandwiches, amazing burgers, breakfast burritos and more.  More Details
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Where to Stay in Los Osos & Baywood

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Sea Pines Golf Resort is nestled among grand old pine, cypress and eucalyptus trees at the southern tip of Morro Bay, and is bordered by ocean dunes, bay views and picturesque Montaña de Oro State Park More Details
Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two, an overnight stay, or an adventurous vacation, Baywood Inn bed and breakfast has a room just right for you. More Details
House offers a full kitchen, fireplace, Morro Rock and Bay views, plus it's just a short walk to the Elfin Forest. More Details
This amazing bay front home has incredible views of Morro Bay from every room. More Details
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