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Showing 16-30 of 31 Nature Resorts
Runners and walkers can make it to Morro Bay at low tide, walking the soft and sea-soaked sand five miles. Water enthusiasts can surf, boogie board, and kayak the idyllic aqua waves of the open ocean.... more
The natural geographical beauty in this area is in a category of it's own. Hiking in Big Sur, walks along all the amazing beaches or just taking a stroll through some of the areas walking paths are just a few things locals and visitors can do to enjoy nature in around the Monterey Peninsula. ... more
FogCatcher Inn sits between the California coastline and the spectacular Big Sur redwood forests. Hike the miles of nature trails along the shoreline, or explore the secluded forestland. The nearby Morro Bay National Estuary provides the unique opportunity to view a variety of bird & fish species!... more
Just three miles from Pismo Lighthouse Suites sits one of California's most popular state parks: the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. This 3,600 acre area is great for off-roading with ATVs and dune buggies. The Oceano Dunes is the only California State Park where vehicles may be driven on the beach.... more
Explore the beauty of nature when you visit Santa Barbara. See the brilliant colors of live butterflies at the Museum of Natural History, or visit the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens. Or, enjoy the stunning ocean views from local sand beaches nearby. ... more
A stay at The Eagle Inn puts you right on the edge of some of the most beautiful natural scenery in all of California. Not only is there the tranquil and beautiful Santa Barbara coast and beach. Nearby are both Channel Islands National Park and Los Padres National Forest, two spectacular destinations for any nature lover!... more
Avila Beach is known as the warmest beach in San Luis Obispo County, and provides the perfect outdoor playground for you during your stay at Avila Lighthouse Suites. Whether your preference is swimming in the surf, or kayaking out into the deep waters of the Pacific, there are plenty of outdoor activities available to help you explore this... more
The beautiful SummerWood Winery & Inn is the perfect place to feel one with nature. Located among stunning oak trees and Paso Robles vast vineyards, this California destination lets you clear your mind and ease your soul. Explore the incredible wineries during your stay and just breathe in the refreshing air as you unwind in your cozy... more
Enjoy the scenic beauty of California's coast when you stay at Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge. Whether you want to just walk the beach or if you'd prefer to get more ambitious and rent a kayak or go on a long hike, or even try off-roading on the nearby dunes, you can do it all! All at Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge!... more
Nature-lovers will enjoy a getaway at Cayucos Vacation Rentals. Here, you'll be just steps away from the beautiful shoreline where you can indulge in whale and dolphin watching, kayaking in the bay, and much more. Or, visit a nearby winery for a relaxing afternoon.... more
Greet the morning sun on your deck suspended over the water and watch the ducks paddling along, afloat like a feathered bobber. Stroll along the sandy beach to the Pismo Beach Pier and gather seashells. Retire from the sun with a bicycle surrey ride, complete with fringed canopy. Or grab your skates and cruise around town.... more
Surround by State Beaches and State Parks, there's plenty to love about staying at the Carmel Mission Inn. No matter if your nature-loving is water or land based, because Carmel is on the coast, but also as easy access to the beautiful California inland landscape.... more
A spectacle of nature not to be missed, the Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery is truly rare opportunity to witness elephant seals in their natural environment. This colony is one of the few places in the world where elephant seals can be seen from such a short distance!... more
Sample nature’s beauty from Central Coast California; watch the seals play at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, located just a short drive north of our San Simeon hotel. Feel the sand between your toes at Moonstone Beach or Morro Bay. ... more