Just 15 minutes from downtown Lompoc
, Ocean Park is an expansive beach that's perfect for blustery walks, surf fishing and quiet exploration. But don't be tempted to plunge in-swirling currents make swimming hazardous.
Waves born 6,000 miles to the west hurl driftwood onto fine grain sand. Gulls swoop and cry overhead while sandpipers play tag with the surf.
The Chumash Indians recognized the majesty of this region and made it the heart of their society and holy ground.
Ocean Park is the vantage point for wildlife sanctuary. You can observe snowy egrets, great blue herons, brown pelicans, mallard ducks, ospreys and many other birds.