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Cambria Nursery & Florist Cambria, CA
#1 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
This is a great nursery to visit and enjoy the plants, decor, gift shop, and just spend time if enjoy plants and nature.
The best nursery/park I have ever seen anywhere.
Montana de Oro State Park Los Osos, CA
#2 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
This place is a hidden gem, nature in it's glory, great tide pools, fearsome ocean cliffs, lovely rolling hills, and many great hiking trails.
This park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak.
Elephant Seal Rookery San Simeon, CA
#3 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
It was an amazing nature experience and our family really enjoyed spending time there and talking with a volunteer guide about elephant seals and their way of life.
Spectacular way to spend a morning or afternoon -- and if you are too late for this season, check with the experts at California State Parks, or Friends of the Elephant Seal: fes@elephantseal.org
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Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Cambria, CA
#4 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
If you are a keen observer of nature, diverse wildlife - flowers, sea life, forest - offer ever-changing sights and terrific photo opportunities.
The Santa Rosa creek trail meanders NE of US 1, closer to town you can park near the Black Cat Bistro on Main Street, and take one mile each way walk.
Piedras Blancas San Simeon, CA
#5 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
This is great free tour on the gay to Big Sur or just to complete your visit to the Hearts Castle, is always nice to look to nature on they're natural habitat.Depend on the month of the year you can have a lots of...
Well signposted and so easy to pull in and park up.
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Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail Avila Beach, CA
#6 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
It's just the perfect ride tranquil easy and very pretty as your cruise through nature on your way to the beach.
Park at ontario road and walk or bike 4 miles to Avila beach The scenery is beautiful and the path is quiet and well maintained.
Moonstone Beach Cambria, CA
#7 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Awesome daily walks on boardwalk...walked 4.3miles from end to end ... phenomenal views of the ocean and rocks ... great surfing on the horizon...magnificent flowers and nature...back of mountain filled with pines...
Up at the northern end you will find Leffingwell Landing, a wonderful state park with spectacular views of the ocean and the coastline—a great place to settle down for a picnic.
William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach San Simeon, CA
#8 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
But the crowning glory of this park was the hike!
State Park Beach
Moonstone Beach San Simeon, CA
#9 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Stay at Fireside Inn, eat at Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill and the Black Cat in town, but most of all, walk the beach and enjoy the beauty of unspoiled nature!
You can also rent a hotel room right across the street from the park, definite advantage!
Avila Main Beach Avila Beach, CA
#10 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Great beach with wonderful surf and park
The only negative was the parking lot across the street where one of the pay stations was down, and there was a long line to pay to park.
Bluff Trail Los Osos, CA
#11 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
The Cliff Walk located in Montana de Oro State Park on the Central Coast in California, overlooks the Pacific Ocean, rocks full of cormorants, oystercatchers and a variety of shore birds.
If you’d like a short hike uphill, then you can take the Badger Trail from the bluff back up to the park road.
Elfin Forest Preserve Los Osos, CA
#12 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
We are nature lovers and usually try to find a botanical garden or some kind of hiking in every place we visit.
Beautiful views of the estuary, birds, and the State Park including Black Hill.
Pismo State Beach Oceano, CA
#13 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
However during the lower tides you can drive down the beach and park your vehicle and enjoy all of the fun your heart desires without fear of getting stuck.
So one could park near a hotel and probably find an access point to the beach along the hotel's side.
San Simeon State Park San Simeon, CA
#14 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
close by to hotels/motels...I love walking the trail in this park! it's peaceful and there's always a nice breeze coming in from the ocean..there's also a couple of preserves close by that provides additional oppo...
Went to see the sea and found a smashing little cafe there,was good value,lovely setting,was a bit windy ,but nice just to drive to the car park and watch the waves from the warmth of our car.
Sweet Springs Nature Preserve Los Osos, CA
#15 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a leisurely stroll in nature, or to sit and relax on one of the many benches available along the trails.
Great blue herons, egrets, pond turtles, etc at this lovingly tended community nature reserve.
Leffingwell Landing Cambria, CA
#16 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
This is a delightful park with access to the sand below, tide-pools on the rocks and a spectacular panoramic view of the land and the sea.
Peaceful and beautiful, this is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and get away from it all.
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area Oceano, CA
#17 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
A word of caution is to ALWAYS watch for kids running to and from the water since between where you park and the ocean is like a main road.
Take in the sites and sounds of people camping and enjoying themselves in this nature-meets-machinery wonderland.
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Point Buchon Trail Los Osos, CA
#18 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
If you want to get wet use the Bluff Trail in the park.Views of rock outcroppings and weathered points are amazing.
The beauty of the rocks and the ocean remind me of Los Lobos State Park and other areas North on Highway 1.
Lopez Lake Recreation Area Arroyo Grande, CA
#19 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Loved seeing the abundance of Deer in this beautiful park.
There is also a great water park and a zipline park.
Estero Bluffs State Park Cayucos, CA
#20 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
I am surprised there aren't more reviews for this state park.
Very beautiful nature area, with no buildings, bathrooms, hotels, et cetera, to distract from the experience.
Pirate's Cove Beach Avila Beach, CA
#21 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Park here and you can go to the beach as well as across the street to the lighthouse shuttle.
Park on the Avila side and hike over.
Jade Cove San Simeon, CA
#22 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Shamel Park Cambria, CA
#23 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
intimate grassy area park, restrooms, picnic benches steps from the beach.
Beautiful and inviting family park!
Los Osos Oaks State Reserve Los Osos, CA
#24 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Very close to other los osos attractions like sweet spring preserve and state Park with ocean views and eucalyptus forest
The overall feel of the park is very clean and the trails are well maintained.
Pismo State Beach Oceano, CA
#25 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Pismo state park
For a $5 fee you can drive/park on the beach or you can park near the entrance at no charge and walk onto the beach.
Bluff Trail Cambria, CA
#26 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Gorgeous nature at her best!
Central Coast Aquarium Avila Beach, CA
#27 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Pacific Dunes Ranch Riding Stables Oceano, CA
#28 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Pewter Plough Playhouse Cambria, CA
#29 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California
Avila Hot Springs Avila Beach, CA
#30 of 44 Nature & Parks in Wine Coast Country California