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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Jan
26
San Luis Obispo
The SLO Botanical Garden will present a series of events focused on mushrooms, featuring renowned author Christian Schwarz. 
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Jan
26
SLO County Restaurant Month
January 02 to January 31, 2020
SLO County
SLO County Restaurant Month celebrates the culinary talents and local cuisine of more than 40 area restaurants.
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Jan
27
Adventures with Nature
January 01 to January 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Jan
27
Morro Bay
Our Mind Walks series offers lectures on topics of interest to residents of the Central Coast, including cultural history, natural history, and current issues. 
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Where to Eat in Los Osos & Baywood

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Tucked inside Valley Liquor is a deli offering delicious sandwiches, amazing burgers, breakfast burritos and more.  More Details
Where the Locals Go for Mexican! 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
The menu, an ever evolving reflection of our farm and the surrounding waters, was designed and is prepared by Chef Thomas Drahos.  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
Home is on secluded 4 acres with wonderful ocean views and sounds of the ocean. More Details
This amazing bay front home has incredible views of Morro Bay from every room. More Details
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