Baywood Los Osos is nestled around the south shore of Morro Bay and is the perfect draw for nature lovers. It is surrounded by gorgeous parks, a bay and estuary. Morro Bay National Estuary, near the Morro Dunes Natural Preserve, is one of the best-preserved estuaries in central and southern CA, and home to more than 250 species of birds and an historic oyster farm. Montaña de Oro State Park offers more than 50 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails with spectacular ocean, mountain and valley vistas.
A calming bay-side oasis awaits in Baywood/Los Osos, home to Montana de Oro State Park, where wildflowers flourish in the spring and tide pools capture your curiosity. Encounter wonderful scenic hiking and mountain biking trails in this tranquil area of California. Ride horses on the beach. Kayak in the bay and estuary. Whether you prefer to explore the Elfin Forest or stroll the vibrant farmers market to find the freshest offerings, you’ll discover a beautiful gem in Baywood and Los Osos.
Enjoy great weather, an uncrowded shoreline and trails, diverse wildlife, and a lively music and art scene, offered in the very best of the Central Coast with a unique and relaxed vibe. For a list of all the area beaches << Click Here >>.
Baywood Los Osos Weather (When to Visit)
Known for its moderate climate all year round, Baywood Los Osos CA has average temps between 50 – 60 in the winter; mid 60 – 70 in the summer. Romantic morning mists are typical most mornings, giving way to sunny afternoons and cool evenings during the summer. Winter is surprisingly clear, with sunny days and cool, clear nights. The ocean breezes come up in the Spring, with nights that cool down a bit. Humidity is consistently in the 45% to 65% range.
The best time to travel to Baywood Los Osos CA is during the early fall when temperatures are still warm but hotels are more affordable. During this month, a room for two costs approximately $135 per night. That's 25% less than the average rate in July. Most people visit Baywood Los Osos CA during the summer. This is peak season so expect to pay more for your hotel or vacation rental. The Holiday week (June 29th to July 9th), the Cal Poly Graduation week (June 10th – 18th) as well as the Thanksgiving week (November 19th – 27th) are also popular dates that you should avoid if you're on a budget. If you decide to visit in the winter don't forget to bring your umbrella, it is the rainiest season in Baywood Los Osos CA.
Best Baywood Los Osos Beaches
This beach is a coastal frontage park featuring outstanding picnic sites. A three-mile stretch of beach connects the southern and northern entrances to the beach. Fishing, windsurfing, jogging, and kite flying are popular.
As the most secluded beach in the area, there is only one way to access the Sandspit from Morro Bay: by water. Paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or boat over, and you’ll likely have the place to yourself…aside from the birds. South of Morro Rock, the Sandspit isn’t far away from the action, but it feels like an escape.
Point Buchon Trail Beaches
Point Buchon Trail leads to beautiful views of eroding cliffs, sea stacks, and rock arches. Some beaches are visible from the bluff, but they are not accessible down the steep cliffs. However, the beach closest to the trailhead (Coon Creek Beach) is accessible from the Point Buchon Trail.
This beautiful cove has a pebbly beach, tide pools, caves, and unique rock formations to climb around on especially at lower tides. Spooners Cove is the only area of Montana de Oro State Park where dogs are allowed on the beach, but they must be on a leash.
Pasadena Park is a small neighborhood park between homes on Morro Bay in Los Osos, CA. The shore at the park is mostly mud flats that are narrow at high tide. From this park the view looks out across the bay to the dunes on the sand spit that protects the harbor.
Baywood Los Osos Tours & Activities
Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tasting Tour from Morro and Cayucos
Take a half-day hop-on hop-off wine tasting tour in Paso Robles wine country that allows you to set your own pace and choose which wineries to visit. Your semi-private shuttle services more than 70 wineries, and you’ll have time to visit up to five places during your tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided from Morro Bay or Cayucos, with an upgrade option to include lunch and wine tastings. Learn more about this Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tasting Tour.
California Big Sur (Monterey to Pismo Beach) GPS Self Guided Audio Drive
Welcome to Big Sur! This stunning drive in California is the most scenic stretch of the famous Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) road trip. Get ready to turn your phone into your personal tour guide. Our GPS-enabled app offers a fully-guided experience – just like a local giving you a personalized, fully-guided tour. Learn more about this GPS Self Guided Audio Drive.
Paso Robles Wine Adventure from Morro Bay
This Wrangler Adventure Tour is a social tour and our most popular. You can expect to meet other wine enthusiasts and get to know them over the course of the day. You'll share the day with a small group and visit between 4-6 wineries. Learn more about the Paso Robles Wine Adventure.
Hearst Castle & Paso Robles Wine Country Tour from Paso Robles
On this full-day, small-group day trip, you’ll head along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway to luxurious Hearst Castle, beating the crowds with an early arrival. Enjoy a tour of the main house before hitting the coastal town of Cambria for a lunch break, followed by optional wine tastings at three different wineries. Tours include snacks and water, the Grand Rooms tour ticket, and comfortable transfers on a private bus. Learn more about the Hearst Castle & Paso Robles Wine Country Tour.
Toast Together Wine Tour of Paso Robles Wine Country
Focus on Paso Robles' smaller, less-visited wineries during this small-group tour. Traveling with a group of just 13 people means you'll get personalized attention from your guide and plenty of chances to ask questions. Explore the renowned wine region's smaller vineyards, where you'll enjoy intimate experiences wine tasting and sit down for a picnic lunch at one. Learn more about the Toast Together Wine Tour.
Best Baywood Los Osos Restaurants
Blue Heron $31 – 60
Blue Heron was created in the image of Baywood Park, California. Owner, local resident and visionary, Bill Lee, has created a space that is refined and elegant while being welcoming and true to the landscape. The subtle beauty of the surrounding waters, the warmth of their fire lit outdoor lounge, the energy of their elegant dining room and heated patio will inspire you to relax and enjoy the best of Baywood Park. The menu is an ever evolving reflection of their farm and the surrounding waters. Telephone: 805-540-2828 Web: Blue Heron.
Jimmy Bump's Pasta House $11 – 30
They are a casual Italian restaurant that is a favorite dining spot for locals and visitors to the Los Osos area. Their menu is made up of regional pastas, salads, soups, Italian specialties and seafood specials. Jimmy Bump`s also serves beer and wines. They also feature house made desserts. Telephone: 805-528-4898 Web: Jimmy Bump's Pasta House.
Bayside Cafe in Morro Bay $11 – 30
Bayside Cafe in Moro Bay was established in 1986 by Cal Poly graduate Dawn Borst who originally opened the cafe as a walk-up creating the menu from her own personal recipes. The spot quickly became so popular among the locals and visitors alike that it became necessary to expand to include the casual indoor dining area facing the bay. Diners can also enjoy a leashed-dog-friendly outdoor patio dining area with umbrellas and heaters. Telephone: 805-772 1465 Web: Bayside Cafe Moro Bay.
The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar $11 – 30
The freshest premium seafood. Hand-selected seasonal ingredients from our own farm. An impressive selection of world-class wines. Welcome to The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar—the Central Coast’s finest seafood restaurant overlooking the scenic waterfront on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay. For lunch, dinner or any special occasion, put yourself in our Central Coast frame of mind. Dine with them and experience The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar in Morro Bay. Telephone: 805-772-7777 Web: The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar.
Windows On The Water $31 – 60
From the award-winning Local Halibut to their Beef Filet, they are dedicated to providing their guests with locally raised livestock, seafood and organically grown produce. Their menu changes with the seasons, benefiting from local producers for fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and herbs. The extensive wine list showcases many local wines, current California selections, as well as renowned French vintages. Telephone: 805-772-0677 Web: Windows On The Water.
Best Baywood Los Osos Bars
The Merrimaker Tavern
This place is a dive bar, no question, although the folks inside are a close knit family and welcomes all visitors with open arms and love to give suggestions about your visit and the local adventures. Have fun during daylight hours, but your night should be filled with the Maker and it's folks. Telephone: 805-534-1007 Web: The Merrimaker Tavern.
The Libertine Pub
One of the only local breweries specializing in sour and tart beers. They also serve local wines. Live music. Family friendly restaurant with a great view of the harbor and of Morro rock. They also have a separate bar area geared for adults with shuffleboard table. Telephone: 805-548-2337 Web: The Libertine Pub.
Sweet Springs Saloon
They provide quality cocktails, great draft beers, and a wide selection of liquor and beer all from a professional, skilled and friendly staff. They are known for our excellent live music, shuffleboard, and pool too. Telephone: 805-439-0969 Web: Sweet Springs Saloon.
Dynamite!! Great selection of local craft beer and wine. Incredible food. Awesome service and people. Good vibes. Telephone: 805-439-4848 Web: Baywood Tavern.
Nardonne's La Famiglia Pizzaria
Nardonne's serves traditional, delicious Sicilian style pizza or thin crust, mouth-watering sandwiches, flavorful salads, and quality beer & wine. Telephone: 805-528-1976 Web: Nardonne's La Famiglia Pizzaria.
Best Baywood Los Osos Hotels
This is an intimate boutique hotel located on the Bay & Embarcadero in beautiful Morro Bay. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a revitalizing stop on your coastal journey, the Estero Inn is awaiting you. Relax on their seaside landing, enjoying panoramic ocean views, amazing sunsets and inspiring wildlife including sea otters, sea lions and seals. They are gently removed from highway 1 on the Morro Bay Embarcadero, just steps away from exceptional shopping, dining and wine tasting.