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Spyglass Park

San Luis Obispo, CA
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Spyglass Park, San Luis Obispo California

Description

Spyglass Park is a lovely place to take in views along Shell Beach's coastline. If you wonder what the beautiful coast you see to the west is, it's the Dolphin Bay Resort Walkway. Sit on the bluffs and look out to sea and across at the yellow dunes of Oceano. Kids enjoy the large ship playground with tire swing, dune buggy, sand scooper, tunnel slide, and wavy slide. It's fun to roll down the sloping lawn behind the playground. There are some shady trees too!
This is a nice place to stop if you are doing a long drive with kids from San Francisco to Los Angeles. There is a gas station with snacks, clean restrooms, and Shell Beach souvenirs by the freeway exit.
The park itself has no restrooms, just porta-potties. Yuck!
Shell Beach has many fantastic lookout parks. One that you don't want to miss is Margo Dodd Park. If you need a happening place to eat and walk around, check out Pismo town and pier.

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Spyglass Playground, backed by hills and palms.
Spyglass Playground, backed by hills and palms.
Sloping lawn and ocean views, picnic tables and benches strategically placed.
Sloping lawn and ocean views, picnic tables and benches strategically placed.
Pretty, curving coastline as seen from Spyglass Park.
Pretty, curving coastline as seen from Spyglass Park.
A bike parked atop the bluffs.
A bike parked atop the bluffs.
Shell Beach has some gorgeous coastline!
Shell Beach has some gorgeous coastline!
The ship playground and sea beyond.
The ship playground and sea beyond.
Fun on the tire swing.
Fun on the tire swing.
The sand scooper, good for playing Bob the Builder.
The sand scooper, good for playing Bob the Builder.
The dune buggy.
The dune buggy.
Looking across the water at the dunes.
Looking across the water at the dunes.
The dunes, far in the distance.
The dunes, far in the distance.
 

Directions

Spyglass Park is located at 2549 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach CA 93449.
Exit Highway 101 at Spyglass Drive and turn toward the ocean. Follow the road to the end, where there is a parking lot and a playground.

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Visitor Ratings

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kara
11/06/2009 15:39
Not very many swings but nice views and friendly folks coming to check the surf.

gav
10/14/2009 19:41
if I'm in the area and the dogs need to stretch there legs, i'll be sure to stop here.

Last Updated Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:01:53 GMT