Located 20 minutes from Lompoc, the Gaviota Peak Trail offers pristine ocean views from it’s 2,458-foot peak. The added bonus? Take a dip in the natural milky blue pools of Gaviota Hot Springs! The main trail is 6-mile round trip while the scenic Trespass Trail is a tremendously scenic 6.5-mile loop with 2,150 feet of elevation gain. (more…)View Listing
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
Ranked the #1 hike in Lompoc, Bodger Trail (also known as Lookout Point) is only a 5 minute drive from downtown Lompoc a local favorite that boasts expansive, panoramic views of the Lompoc Valley. Hike through the lush valley with abundant seasonal wildflowers, greenery and wildlife. Once you arrive, you’ll enjoy almost 130 degree views of the valley floor below. The trail is steep but lightly traveled and well worth the 1.5 mile round trip! (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
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!
The Beattie Park Disc Golf Course is an 18-hole course for players of all skill levels. The front 9 is grassy and open. The back 9 is moderate to heavily wooded, with a few tight tunnel shots and two long downhill “Top of the World” shots. Wind and elevation changes add to the challenge!View Listing
Built by community volunteers for BMX and dirt bike enthusiasts, the River Bend Bike Park offers off-road trails and jumps for all levels. Open daily, weather and conditions permitting. On-site restrooms and picnic tables. The unsupervised Bike Park is located at the end of McLaughlin Road in Lompoc.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