Beaches and Parks
Pristine sandy beaches, wildlife and seasonal wildflowers make way for gorgeous panoramic views of the ocean for the adventurous day hiker. Only accessible after a 10-mile hike (round trip), Point Sal State Beach is a secluded area with tidepools, marine wildlife and 1.5 miles of oceanfront beach. Fishing, photography, picnics, sunbathing and nature study are all fun activities at this beautiful beach just 30m north of Lompoc near Guadalupe. (more…)View Listing
Surf Beach is located near Lompoc, at the west end of Ocean Ave. Public access is at the Amtrak Surf Station parking area. It’s a great spot for beach strolls and photography.
No fishing is allowed as it is part of Vandenberg State Marine Reserve. Surfing and body boarding are discouraged as this beach has been the site of two fatal shark attacks in recent years. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
Please note: The areas north and south of Surf Beach are closed March through mid-September to protect the Snowy Plover bird nesting spots.View Listing
Small and beautifully designed, Miguelito Park is removed from the city bustle. Kids love the playgrounds; parents love the privacy. Miguelito Creek meanders through the property. The park features group picnic areas, hiking trails, horseshoes and more.
From Highway 246 in downtown Lompoc, go 3.5 miles south on “I” Street which becomes Miguelito Road.View Listing
This 22.5 acre community park serves the entire Lompoc Valley and hosts a variety of community celebrations throughout the year including SpringFest, Flower Festival, Lompoc Valley Kennel Club Dog Show and many other special events. View Upcoming Events
Ryon Park amenities include six lighted tennis courts, a lighted softball field, a baseball field and multi-purpose fields suited for football and soccer.View Listing
River Bend is a 30+ acre community park located in northeast Lompoc, adjacent to the Santa Ynez River which “bends” from a northern direction to a western direction at this location.
Park amenities include eight full-size soccer fields and a regulation sized baseball field. Additionally, the park is home to the River Bend Bike ParkView Listing
Picturesque River Park lies against the backdrop of the Santa Ynez River and agricultural fields. The Park features five group barbecue areas (all of which may be reserved), four of which are sheltered. Amenities include individual picnic areas, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, a popular walking/jogging trail, grassy open space areas, and Kiwanis Lake – a small man made fishing pond.
The Park has an RV campground which boasts 35 campsites with full hook-ups. Park security includes several park hosts as well as a resident City Park Ranger.View Listing
Sprawling 50-acre Beattie Park lies against the foothills of the City and offers fantastic views of the Lompoc Valley. On a clear day, from the highest point in the park, you can easily see the Pacific Ocean!
Beattie features a disc golf course and horseshoe pits, a large group picnic area, children’s playground, two lighted basketball courts, a multipurpose soccer/football field, individual picnic areas, an urban forest preserve which has a popular winding fitness trail, and “Lookout Point” located at the highest point in the park.View Listing
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.View Listing