There are so many amazing sights to see and things to do on the Central Coast.
Explore the area around the Bee’s Knees Fruit Farm and you will find beautiful uncrowded beaches, world-class wineries, bountiful wildlife, and spectacular scenery to enjoy on foot, in a kayak, on a bicycle, in your car or even on horseback!
Montaña de Oro
The trails in Montaña de Oro State Park, near the towns of Los Osos and Baywood, offer bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians varied terrain with beautiful
ocean and canyon views. The park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot
Valencia Peak. The best-known beach is beautiful Spooner’s Cove, across from the main campground, where you will find excellent tide pools, caves and plenty of sea birds. The park’s name, Montaña de Oro, means “Mountain of Gold,” and comes from the massive numbers of golden wildflowers that bloom in spring, including the classic California poppy!
Morro Bay is located on a natural harbor, making it a fantastic place to see marine wildlife. It is a natural refuge for animals like harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, snowy plovers, peregrine falcons, and more. It’s best known for the iconic Morro Rock, an ancient volcanic mound at the end of Morro Rock Beach. The rock sits within Morro Bay State Park, home to lagoons, trails and a bird-rich saltwater marsh. There are miles of sandy beaches perfect for quiet walks, collecting shells and watching the amazing color of our Pacific sunsets. The bay is great for kayaking and one of the best places to see the adorable sea otters holding holding hands, floating amongst the kelp forest. A visit to the Garden Gallery is always welcome for those who love to hunt for hidden treasures and beautiful plants.
San Luis Obispo County local, Lynette Sonne, founded FARMstead ED in 2014 to serve as a conduit between visitors and farmers; something that would educate folks on the importance of sustainable practices, local land, and craft. Sonne organizes opportunities for both tourists and townies to learn about everything from meat to mixology.
Click the image below to download the Farm Trail Map!