The Central Coast of California has many great attractions and picturesque places to visit. Not only for visitors, but for those living on the Central Coast to see over and over again!
Starting from the scenic bluffs of El Matador State Beach in Malibu to the beauty that surrounds the forest in Felton, the Central Coast of California has it all. Explore more about these amazing wonders along the gorgeous coast in the article below by California Wanderland.
El Matador State Beach, Malibu
El Matador State Beach is a public beach located off Highway 1 that travels next to the coast. This stunning beach features ocean cliffs with jagged, towering rocks scattered along the sandy shoreline.
Solvang is a unique town with Danish-style houses and businesses. From picturesque windmills to fun Octoberfest events, pastry stores, and charming boutique shops, the entire town focuses on attracting tourists and visitors.
Morro Bay, CA
Morro Bay is the perfect Central California coastal destination for those who want to be close to the beach, yet get away from big tourist crowds. This low-key town is a great place to head for beachfront camping, hiking, and mountain biking enthusiasts.
Cambria is a picturesque area on the Central Coast with stunning landscapes. Charming boardwalks, rugged ocean views, and diverse ecosystems make Cambria a and observe wildlife in California.
For first-time visitors, check out Fiscalini Ranch Preserve where you can enjoy hours of hiking with all the beautiful scenery to go along with it. Here visitors can often spot whales, seals & otters, and head down to the beach to explore tide pools from the trails that travel next to the bluffs.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is an amazing scenic wonder on California’s Central Coast. The most popular trail at this State Park leads to a viewpoint of McWay Falls, a stunning beachfront waterfall in California. Visitors are not allowed to go down to the sandy shoreline but can see and photograph the waterfall from a designated viewing platform.
Felton is located just slightly north of Santa Cruz and offers a wonderful place to escape into the forest. The scenic drive along Highway 9 is an amazing beauty for the eyes to see with towering redwoods and gorgeous viewpoints.
At Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, you can visit some of the oldest redwood trees in California that were protected from logging. Roughly only 5% of the original redwood forests remain on the West Coast after most of these giant trees were logged during the 1800s.
Within this redwood park, you can marvel at 270+ foot tall redwood trees, hike the mile-long Redwood Grove Loop Trail and cool off at the San Lorenzo River. As a fun adventure, you can book a train ticket at Roaring Camp to ride a historic steam train through towering redwood trees