About Hazard Canyon Reef - Montana de Oro State Park in Los Osos, California
A sandy beach begins here and continues for over five miles on Sandspit Beach to the entrance to Morro Bay. West of the parking lot there is a large sand dunes structure to play around on. Hiking trails meander in all directions in the sandy hills.
Getting here is easy. Head south on the Pecho Valley Road from Los Osos. As you are driving through the eucalyptus tree groves look for a parking lot on the right signed Hazard Canyon Parking.
To reach the reef, walk north from the north end of the parking lot and follow the trail as it drops down a gulch to the water. To find the dunes, walk south from the south end of the parking lot then turn right on the first trail toward the ocean.
- Pecho Valley Rd
Los Osos, CA 93402
- Park Name
- Montana de Oro State Park
- Other Names
- Hazard Beach
- State Park
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed
- Free day-use parking
- Tidepooling, Hiking, Beach Walking, Equestrian Use
- Tide Pools, Trails, Dunes, Toilet
If you love tide pools, the walk down the path to this beach is so worth it. There are many different areas of the beach to explore, and I loved seeing the marine life in the hundreds of tide pools! Wear comfy shoes and plan to stay a while.