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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Oct
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Mindfulness Meditation at SLO Botanical Garden
August 21 to December 18, 2019
San Luis Obispo
Join meditation guide Dawn Feuerberg for a clear, concise, and practical meditation guidance. 
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Oct
25
Herbal Medicine Series
August 30 to October 25, 2019
San Luis Obispo
Join Dr. Anne Kennard for a series on herbal medicines at the SLO Botanical Garden. 
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Oct
26
SLO Ultra
October 26 to October 27, 2019
Arroyo Grande
Join us in for an epic weekend with trail run and mountain bike races, live bluegrass and rock music, BBQ, VIP experiences with Krissy Moehl and more!
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26
Indian Summer Concerts on the Green
August 24 to November 02, 2019
Los Osos
Every summer we're happy to offer locals and visitors alike the best outdoor music experience available on the Central Coast with our Indian Summer Concerts on the Green series
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Where to Eat in Los Osos & Baywood

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Just-Like-Home Cookies, Cakes and More! More Details
Nichol's Pizza-N-Grill serves traditional and gourmet pizza selections, as well as calzones, garlic bread, wings, salads, burgers and more. More Details

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

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Where the Locals Go for Mexican! More Details
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Where to Stay in Los Osos & Baywood

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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
The Back Bay Inn is a peaceful, quiet Bed and Breakfast nestled on the shore of Morro Bay on California's Central Coast.  We invite you to unplug, relax, and recharge... More Details
Great for family gatherings and close the beaches, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay and Montana de Oro! More Details
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. More Details
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