Lompoc, CA

Ocean Beach Park as an Adventure Getaway When Staying in Lompoc, CA

Anne Bonfert

The shoreline in the wildlife Estuary at Ocean Beach Parkexplorelompoc.com

California is known for its endless beaches and stunning countryside. Lompoc is one of many cities in the region. Being part of Santa Barbara County it is also a famous town for local tourism and an attraction for travelers alike. Outdoor lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts will come to their cost in Lompoc.

One of the activities for those who love hiking, nature, or simply enjoy a walk in the park would be to go visit Ocean Beach Park & Estuary. This lovely piece of nature is located at the river mouth of the Santa Ynez River. Where this river meets the blue of the Pacific Ocean you will find a stunning and very engaging shoreline of California.

The Estuary is a living environment filled with various bird species. Therefore this Park is a popular attraction for bird watchers and those who simply enjoy watching wildlife in nature. Due to the protection of the Snowy Plover birds, the beach is closed from March through September. To protect the nesting grounds of the birds.

Other activities possible in the park are hiking, going on beach walks (if the season permits), exploring the photographic options this place offers and having a picnic on one of many picnic sites in the park. Playgrounds keep children occupied and entertain adults alike.

The hills surrounding the coastline offer breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and are covered in several hiking trails. These trails bring you through pristine nature where migratory birds come and go throughout the seasons. If you enjoy green meadows covered in lush green grass and love to breathe in the fresh ocean breeze this is the right place for you to go on a hiking experience where visiting Lompoc.

Lompoc is anyway worth a visit due to its variety in attractions. From vineyards and wine tastings, over flower fields and several parks, there are lots of activities to do around town. Northeast of town is the River Park which docks onto the Ocean Beach Park surrounding the same river. So in case, you didn't get enough of adventure and nature you can continue your trip this way.

- explorelompoc.com: https://explorelompoc.com/directory/ocean-beach-park-estuary/

- explorethecoast: https://explore-santa-barbara-county.com/things-to-do/lompoc/recreation/ocean-beach-park/

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I am a traveler. Photographer. Writer. Teacher. Skydiving instructor. Adventure enthusiast. Nature lover. And fell in love with the African continent. My stories go around travel, nature and all kinds of adventurous activities.


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