Jalama Beach Park

Jalama Beach during sunset

Jalama Beach Park is a 30 minute drive from the city of Lompoc California. On this scenic drive, just outside of city limits, you’ll see working ranches and vineyards along with scenic vistas around every bend.Jalama Beach is a popular place for picnics, surfing, kite surfing, bird watching, nature photography, fishing and camping. Many protected California native plants like sand verbena, saltbush, and sea rocket, grow within park boundaries.

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Surf Beach

Jalama Beach

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…

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Ocean Beach Park & Estuary

Ocean Beach Park

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…

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Cabrillo High School Aquarium

Lompoc Aquarium at Cabrillo High School

During the school year, the Cabrillo High School Aquarium is open to the public about once every month! Admission is free, and each event features a unique theme. The purpose of the Aquarium is to promote a hands-on experience and education of marine animals and to emphasize a message of global marine awareness throughout the…

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Gaviota Peak Trail and Hot Springs

Gaviota Peak Trail

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…

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Point Sal State Beach

Point Sal State Beach @Mister.chad

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…

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Point Sal Overlook

Point Sal State Beach @Mister.chad

The highly rated Point Sal Overlook trail in Point Sal Beach State Park is a 10 mile round trip hike with breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean below. The combination of well-maintained paved fire and dirt road is surrounded by seasonal wildflowers with soaring wildlife like hawk and sea sponges, seals and other marine wildlife…

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Bodger Trail – Lookout Point

Bodger Trail Lompoc

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…

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Disc Golf Course

Disc Golf Lompoc

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…

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