Estero Bluffs State Park
Just north of Cayucos, Estero Bluffs State Park stretches along the coast, between Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean. Estero Bluffs State Park preserves and protects a rich, diverse and particularly scenic area of the Pacific Ocean coast, with sea stacks and intertidal areas, a substantial area of wetlands, low bluffs and coastal terraces punctuated by a number of perennial and intermittent streams, and a pocket cove and beach at Villa Creek. The property’s rich diversity of habitat types includes marine, intertidal, estuarine, riverine, coastal salt marsh, freshwater marsh, coastal foredune, coastal and riparian scrub and grassland, collectively providing habitat for a number of endangered species, including the snowy plover. The property includes Native American occupancy sites. Views and trails, bluffs and dunes, animals and tide pools – all of these are found along this pristine 4-mile stretch of Central Coast seashore. Click here to access the State Parks webpage.
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