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Experience Los Osos, CA

Highway 1’s Best Kept Secret

Nestled on the South end of iconic Morro Bay, the charming town of Los Osos serves as the gateway to beautiful Montaña de Oro State Park. This quiet coastal community is a hidden gem among the beach towns of the Central Coast, located right along scenic Highway 1, offering unparalleled access to some of San Luis Obispo county's best spots for kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, surfing, sailing, bird watching, golfing, and sightseeing. Located just a half an hour away from Paso Robles' famous wine country, historic Hearst Castle, and beautiful San Luis Obispo, there's fun to be had in all directions surrounding Los Osos. 

Explore the California Coast

Go on an unforgettable adventure along our unique stretch of Highway 1. From the Gateway to Big Sur to Oceano and back, you’ll experience the best of the California coast. Take in the breathtaking views and explore the winding roads. Stop at all the best beaches, you’ll never forget this journey.

Best Beaches along Highway 1

Experience the best of the California Central Coast and discover all the beaches near Sea Pines. From secluded shorelines to bustling boardwalks, admire the most picturesque beaches during your stay. Enjoy the warm waters, admire the majestic cliffs, and explore the sandy shores. You’ll never forget your time at the beach.

  • Montaña De Oro State Park - Spend a day in the sun and explore all that California's Montaña de Oro State Park has to offer! From hiking to horseback riding along the shore, this park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Feel the sand between your toes on an idyllic beach as you take in awe-inspiring views of Montaña de Oro and Morro Bay. Keep an eye out for colorful local wildlife like deer, sea lions, whales, birds and more. With so much beauty to behold, it's no wonder Montaña de Oro State Park is a favorite destination with hidden gems everywhere you look.
    • A Sunset Over A Beach
  • Sandspit Beach is a hidden gem tucked away in Montaña de Oro State Park. A 1/4-mile hike via Pecho Valley Road to Sandspit Road will get you there. With no crowds, it's easy to feel like you have the beach all to yourself! From surfing and fishing to simply enjoying the beautiful scenery, there's something for everyone at Sandspit Beach. Bring your binoculars to take in the breathtaking views of marine life and coastal birds playing nearby. Sandspit Beach is located less than 5 miles away from Sea Pines Golf Resort. 
    • A Path Leading To A Beach
  • Spooner's Cove Beach at Montana de Oro State Park is a stunning spot offering visitors the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. With clean, sandy shores, clear waters, and breathtaking ocean views, you're sure to find everything you need to enjoy a day at the beach. Take in the beauty of Spooner's Cove as you stroll along its shoreline or take a dip in the surf and go swimming. If you're feeling adventurous, explore tidepools nearby for the chance to spot marine life like starfish and sea anemones. Spooner's Cove is located near the entrance to Montaña de Oro, across from the historic Spooner Ranch House.
    • A Beach With Blue Water
  • Looking to explore more beaches along Highway 1. If you drive south of Los Osos, along Highway 1, you will find Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, and Oceano Dunes & State Vehicular Recreation Area. Beaches north of Los Osos include, Morro Bay State Beach, Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon, all the way up to Ragged Point. 

Watersport & Sightseeing Activities

Discover the spectacular watersports and sightseeing activities available near Sea Pines Golf Resort. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing boat ride or an adrenaline-fuelled thrill, the Central Coast has something for everyone. Explore the stunning coastline by kayak, unleash your inner surfer while catching some waves, or try something new like paddleboarding. From kayaking to fishing to whale watching, you’re sure to create unforgettable memories. 

Vacations for Any Type of Traveler

Whether you're traveling for business, embarking on a romantic getaway, or enjoying a family vacation, the natural beauty of Los Osos' untouched landscape offers visitors of all kinds the perfect blend of peace & quiet and excitement & adventure that we all desire. Explore our vacationer interest pages below for more information and recommendations on how to lose yourself in the wonder of Los Osos.

Looking for the ultimate Highway 1 Road Trip planning guide, visit Highway 1 Road Trip to find a plethora of things to do in and around Los Osos, Morro Bay and nearby cities and beaches.