There is so much to do around here, or do absolutely nothing but relax!
Adventurers can hike, bike, paddle, surf, or sail in one of the most pristine areas of California.
Those dreaming of a quiet tranquil escape will find many awe inspiring vistas that are peaceful and secluded. Birds and wildlife are easily spotted and always entertaining. Watch the shoreline for the migration of whales or the playful antics of dolphins.
Los Osos • Baywood has great local live music during the afternoon & early evening hours and we have made Mondays the favorite day of the week with our musical offerings.
Whatever it is you're looking for, we think you'll find plenty of it here.
Wildlife Viewing Tips
Be outside during dawn, dusk, and incoming tides.
Birds, fish, and mammals are active during these times. Look for churning water surfaces, diving birds, shiny dolphin backs, seals and otters in bays and on open water. Listen for songbirds singing in bushes and trees, especially during spring and early summer.
Look and listen for signs of wildlife.
Look for animal tracks and droppings (called scat). Large birds like ospreys, hawks, vultures, and cormorants leave noticeable white droppings (whitewash) on bushes, trees, sea cliffs and rocks. When you see this, look up to find where birds roost or nest.
Low tide exposes fascinating and fragile life on the rocks.
Venture carefully on rocks for a close-up peek into the exciting tidal world of animals feeding, interacting or waiting for the incoming tide.
Look for whales when seas are calm.
Look for whale spouts or blows, tail flukes, and dorsal fins. Big splashes may indicate a whale has just breached. Look for The Whale Trail viewing sites along the Highway 1 Discovery Route at: TheWhaleTrail.org
Stay at a distance, including drones.
If birds and animals get nervous, they show it by looking at you, raising their heads and stopping what they were doing. Any change of an animal’s natural behavior is a disturbance.
Stay away from animals that appear sick or abandoned.
If you find an injured bird or land animal, you can help by calling Pacific Wildlife Care; 805-543-9453. If you suspect a marine animal is injured or in danger, call the Marine Mammal Center; 415-289-7325.