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Lompoc Beaches

Although not usually considered a beach town, Lompoc has three beautiful Central Coast beaches that residents and visitors alike can enjoy year round. With cool Pacific breezes, stunning coastal views, and plenty of California sunshine, Lompoc's beaches provide a picturesque place to unwind during your next visit to the Central Coast. Book your room today to enjoy spacious two-room accommodations, access to Lompoc's serene beaches, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and free cocktails at our nightly reception!

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Jalama Beach

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Perhaps most well known of all local beaches is Jalama Beach, located just 45 minutes from the center of town. The scenic 14.5 mile Jalama Road winds through sweeping valleys created by the Santa Ynez Mountains down to the beach, and passes by a few notable movie settings, including landscape shots used by Grindhouse and There Will Be Blood.

The beach itself is known for seclusion and relaxed beauty. Here, you can find a few low-key surf spots, including a rocky spot known as Tarantula's. Family activities include whale watching, birdwatching, fishing, and picnics at one of their day-use fire pits. Overnight camping is also available, with some spots lining the beach. Although far from a large town, there is a convenient grocery store, and iconic burger shack, affectionately called Jalama Beach Store & Grill. Seriously, try the burger, it's been a local legend for more than 35 years.

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Jalama Beach

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Perhaps most well known of all local beaches is Jalama Beach, located just 45 minutes from the center of town. The scenic 14.5 mile Jalama Road winds through sweeping valleys created by the Santa Ynez Mountains down to the beach, and passes by a few notable movie settings, including landscape shots used by Grindhouse and There Will Be Blood.

The beach itself is known for seclusion and relaxed beauty. Here, you can find a few low-key surf spots, including a rocky spot known as Tarantula's. Family activities include whale watching, birdwatching, fishing, and picnics at one of their day-use fire pits. Overnight camping is also available, with some spots lining the beach. Although far from a large town, there is a convenient grocery store, and iconic burger shack, affectionately called Jalama Beach Store & Grill. Seriously, try the burger, it's been a local legend for more than 35 years.

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Ocean Beach Park

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Just 13 miles west of Lompoc, Ocean Beach is a relatively untouched stretch of coastline that nature lovers will thoroughly enjoy. The location is a nature photographer's dream - the pristine conditions allow for many migratory birds to stop and enjoy the cool ocean breeze. The quiet surroundings offer a hidden escape from the hustle and bustle of Highway 1.

Although once a popular hangout for Lompoc residents, it's important to note that beach access is largely restricted from March 1st - September 30 for Snowy Plover nesting season. If too many hooligans violate the beach closure ordinances during the season, the beach and surrounding area will close completely. For an updated account of beach hours and closures, visit the Plover Update page on the Vandenberg Air Force Base website. That being said, visitors wanting to lounge in the sand should head farther west to Jalama Beach during these months.

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Ocean Beach Park

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Just 13 miles west of Lompoc, Ocean Beach is a relatively untouched stretch of coastline that nature lovers will thoroughly enjoy. The location is a nature photographer's dream - the pristine conditions allow for many migratory birds to stop and enjoy the cool ocean breeze. The quiet surroundings offer a hidden escape from the hustle and bustle of Highway 1.

Although once a popular hangout for Lompoc residents, it's important to note that beach access is largely restricted from March 1st - September 30 for Snowy Plover nesting season. If too many hooligans violate the beach closure ordinances during the season, the beach and surrounding area will close completely. For an updated account of beach hours and closures, visit the Plover Update page on the Vandenberg Air Force Base website. That being said, visitors wanting to lounge in the sand should head farther west to Jalama Beach during these months.

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Surf Beach

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Surf Beach is within walking distance of Ocean Beach, and many of the same Snow Plover restrictions apply to this beach as well. However, outside nesting season, Surf Beach lives up to the namesake as a destination for surfers and boogie boarders alike. In recent years, two fatal shark attacks have largely halted all but the most serious wave riders from wading out passed the sand. That shouldn't deter you from enjoying the soft sand and picturesque settings from ashore. If you are lucky and visit during a low-tide, you may be able to visit colorful sea caves by walking 3-miles south down the coast.

Those looking for a tour of Southern California beaches can hop on the Pacific Surfliner Amtrak Train at Surf Station right off the beach. Surf board and bikes are welcome!

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Surf Beach

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Surf Beach is within walking distance of Ocean Beach, and many of the same Snow Plover restrictions apply to this beach as well. However, outside nesting season, Surf Beach lives up to the namesake as a destination for surfers and boogie boarders alike. In recent years, two fatal shark attacks have largely halted all but the most serious wave riders from wading out passed the sand. That shouldn't deter you from enjoying the soft sand and picturesque settings from ashore. If you are lucky and visit during a low-tide, you may be able to visit colorful sea caves by walking 3-miles south down the coast.

Those looking for a tour of Southern California beaches can hop on the Pacific Surfliner Amtrak Train at Surf Station right off the beach. Surf board and bikes are welcome!

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Lompoc Beach Hotel

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The Embassy Suites by Hilton Lompoc - Central Coast is the perfect Lompoc beach hotel. Located in the town of Lompoc, our hotel provides easy access to wonderful restaurants and amenities to enjoy after a long day of soaking in sun and waves. Savor the following amenities, included with every reservation:

  • Outdoor pool, open year round
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, and yes, we have an omelette station
  • Free evening reception. Drinks, both alcoholic and kid free, from 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Free parking

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Directions to Lompoc Beaches

Located about thirteen miles from the Pacific Coast, the Embassy Suites by Hilton offers easy access to some of the Central Coast's most secluded and picturesque beaches. Hop in the car and take a scenic ride to the shore to enjoy a fun and relaxing day at the beach. Take a look at our interactive Lompoc beaches map to start planning your amazing Central Coast beach day!

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