Harmony Headlands State Park, Harmony

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
Harmony Headlands State Park preserves an undeveloped parcel of Pacific coast in California, United States. It is located in San Luis Obispo County on Highway 1 between the towns of Cayucos and Harmony. The 748acre park was established in 2003. However bureaucratic difficulties delayed opening the park to the public until November 2008. The Cayucos Land Conservancy helped facilitate and fund the park's development.Harmony Headlands State Park is open for day-use only. Amenities are limited to a small parking area, portable toilet, and a 1.5mi trail. The trail leads through a marine terrace grassland with views of the Pacific Ocean. Volunteers provide assistance and interpretation in the otherwise unstaffed park.HistoryThe present-day state park was a part of Rancho San Geronimo, an 1842 Mexican land grant. In 1865 an American settler bought the Rancho, and it passed through various owners until the Storni family bought a 750acre parcel in 1912. The Stornis operated a dairy farm here until the mid 1960s. In 1975 the Storni Ranch was sold to developers, who hoped to subdivide the property into home sites. The project fell through, and the property was then bought by the American Land Conservancy in 2003, who in turn sold it to California State Parks.
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  • At a wine tasting, we asked, Where do you walk? They said you have to check out Harmony Headlands. As we arrived, there was a park volunteer at the property. She explained about the park and a bit of ...  read more »
  • Our friends who knew the area took us to this beautiful hike. We 4 adults went all the way with: A double stroller 2 5yr olds 2 2yr olds 1 6wk old The path to the ocean is gentle and very doable with ...  read more »
  • After doing Montana de Oro, this is a bit of a letdown, but if you do it first, you'll probably enjoy it more. The "hike" is quite flat all along, the first 2/3 are a little boring unless you spot som...  read more »
  • Good trail for children and in-laws. We saw a deer, snake, coyote, and on the rocks by the ocean a car engine all rusty,we don't know how it got there but it was heavy! You can tell it was in ocean for many years. We had excellent time. Maybe forty minute walk from start to ocean. Shalom
  • Nice trails to enjoy the quiet wildlife.
  • Stumbled upon this gem of a walking trail with just enough elevation to get the heart going; and wide ranges of protected scenery and wildlife... Thank You Cayucos Conservation Corp!
  • Excellent little walk with some beautiful unspoiled views of the Pecho Coast. Springtime is amazing when the flowers are in bloom and the hills are green. But it is a nice level walk (takes about 30-40 minutes) to get to the beach where you can explore the coastline. Cliffs are steep and prone to erode so stay back from the edge.
  • Great hike
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