Estero Bluffs State Park is located on Highway 1 just north of Cayucos in San Luis Obispo County. Right after passing the charming little beach town of Cayucos, the park can be found after about a mile on the ocean side of Highway 1. The best access for Estero Bluffs is the trailhead at San Geronimo Road. There is a restored windmill to the left and a large pullout for parking.From December through March it is possible to catch glimpses from the bluffs of gray whales migrating south. In summer the cool morning fog clears and the sun usually appears to encourage visitors to hike easily along the coast, watch birds, kayak, study tide pools, and simply enjoy the gorgeous views. According to the state park brochure, dogs are only allowed on leash down the coast, south of San Gerónimo Creek, NOT on the northern section of Estero Bluffs. Horses and bicycles are not permitted in the park. This undeveloped park currently has no restrooms, water, or wheelchair access.
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Coastal Trails of Southern California
by Linda B. and David S. Mullally (Falcon Guides)