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Ocean Beach Park & Estuary

Wind-swept Ocean Beach Park & Estuary is where the Santa Ynez River meets the Pacific blue. At this pristine location you’ll discover Lompoc’s most engaging and beautiful shoreline. Bird-watchers and nature photographers flock to this destination, where all kinds of migratory sea birds can be seen. Take Highway 246 to the coast, turn right on Ocean Park Road. The park is open year-round – you see the river, estuary and railroad bridge – but access to the beach is closed spring and summer for the Snowy Plover nesting season.

Please note that access to the beach is closed to the public from March 1 through September 30 due to the Snowy Plover nesting season.


  • Beach walks
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Picnics
  • Playground

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