Baywood Park Pier, Los Osos
||San Luis Obispo, CA|
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I wouldn't really call this a pier but it is a tiny stretch of boardwalk in an absolutely beautiful setting. The water is a shimmering blue and the hills and dunes in the distance frame the scene. On a sunny day, there's something about the feel to the air here and the clarity of the light that is just lovely. There's not too much you can do here except just appreciate the view. To linger a little longer, sit outside at Back Bay Cafe, where you can enjoy the relaxed California vibe. We had great weather in Los Osos when I took these photos but on other days it has been quite windy or foggy.
2nd St is the "downtown" of Los Osos and you can find a few stores and restaurants there.
There is a farmer's market on Mondays from 2-4:30pm at 2nd Street and Santa Maria Street, followed by live music at Back Bay Cafe or La Palapa from 5-7pm.
For a long walk, head over to Elfin Forest, where a boardwalk over shrubland gives you great views of Morro Rock and the bay.
If your kids need to let off steam, go to Los Osos Community Park for their large skatepark. The playground isn't as nice.
For a super-inspiring beach with tons for kids to explore, check out Spooner's Cove. The drive there through the forest of Montana de Oro State Park is a joy.
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From Highway 101, exit at Los Osos Valley Rd and head west. Go almost ten miles and then turn right on S. Bay Blvd. Turn left on Santa Ysabel Ave and then left on 2nd St. After you pass Santa Maria Ave, turn right into the parking lot for the pier.
Back Bay Cafe, 1326 2nd St, Los Osos CA 93402.
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|This is one of my favorite spots. If I didn't live in SF I would live here.|