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Name or Prominent Feature:
Nipomo Dunes Preserve
Area: Guadalupe
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 10
- Easting: 714523
- Northing: 3871706
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: -120.650328
- Latitude: 34.965204
Location: west end of West Main St., Guadalupe
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  • Hiking Trail
  • CCC Access Point
  • Prominent Natural Feature
  • Parking
  • Facilities for Disabled
  • Beach Trail
  • Restrooms
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Fishing
  • Signage


  • The south side of the Santa Maria River wetlands is now the site of the Nipomo Dunes Reserve, owned by The Nature Conservancy. The extensive dunes provide habitat for the California least tern and several endangered plants. A walk south leads to the Mu


     

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      • The beautiful Santa Maria wetlands, with San Luis Obispo County across the bay, mark the northern edge of the Nipomo Dunes Preserve.
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      • The wide sandy beach is truly a hidden treasure, far from metropolitan areas.
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      • The parking area and restrooms have to be carved out of the drifting sand repeatedly.
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      • Visitors on this November day enjoy the bright sun with a bit of chill wind. Mussel Rock dunes show to the south.