Water Activities

With more than 80 miles of pristine coastline and scenic views along Highway 1, SLO CAL is a beach lover’s paradise. From rugged cliffs and wide stretches of soft sand to secluded coves, the county has a shoreline to suit every taste. Craving an even more up-close beach experience? Pack your tent for a beach camping adventure.  
Inland, SLO CAL offers an array of activities near water. At Lopez Lake, you’ll find camping, fishing, and calm waters to try your hand at sports like windsurfing. Wildlife abounds at Santa Margarita Lake, making it the perfect spot for a quiet hike, bike ride or horse ride.
Seeking more outdoor fun for the little ones? Head to a community park or playground to burn off some more energy. With impressive playgrounds throughout the region, you have your pick. Several parks are also set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, allowing you to enjoy sweeping coastal views while the kids play.