Harmony Headlands State Park, Harmony

#14 of 18 in Nature in San Luis Obispo County
State Park · Hidden Gem · Park
Harmony Headlands State Park preserves an undeveloped parcel of Pacific coast in California, United States. Located in San Luis Obispo County on Highway 1, the park is the only public access to the coast between the towns of Cayucos and Harmony. The 748-acre (303 ha) park was established in 2003. The Cayucos Land Conservancy helped facilitate and fund the park's development.
Harmony Headlands State Park is open for day-use only. Dogs and bikes are not allowed on the trails. Amenities are limited to a small parking area, portable toilet, and a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) trail. The trail leads through a marine terrace grassland with views of the Pacific Ocean. Volunteers provide assistance and interpretation in the unstaffed park.
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  • We went to this park with a walking group. The group chose the "forest" walk which was beautiful! The trails are well maintained and a good portion is ADA friendly with a walk way. The ocean view...  more »
  • Harmony Headlands hike starts in the parking area by Hwy 1 and goes all the way to the ocean. Fairly flat all the way, deep grass and brush off the trail but really interesting and great views all...  more »
  • I love the ocean. I love the smell. I love that I feel like each wave comes in and then takes any heaviness I have and soothes it out. I've been to MANY beach areas in my life but this small area is by far my favorite. I'm not a put on a bikini and go lay on a towel kind of person; I love checking tide pools, walking through the waves... This a more secluded and quiet area than say Pismo Beach and is best for the peaceful kind of experience I prefer.
  • TICKS lots of TICKS WARNING. We came back covered in them. We did not go off trail! they where in our clothes and we had 3 on us at home. Be warned!!! The view of the beach was gorgeous. Just mind the ticks.

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