Dinosaur Caves Park

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Pat L
20 contributions
ally designed fully designed park, but we had a few hours before being able to check in to hotel so we decided to find a park to sit out the wait. And find a park and what an amazingly beautiful park. Not only was it one of the most beautifully designed park, but it sits on one of the more spectacular sites overlooking the ocean.

The lay out of the park itself allowed for a nice easy walk landscaped by an artist with a really good eye for bringing plant life and ocean life together. Needless to say we were happy to sit out our wait in this very serene environment.
Written March 7, 2020
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Alacrout
Los Angeles, CA149 contributions
Family
We stopped here for a pit stop on a long road trip, a place to get some fresh air, stretch our legs, and enjoy the ocean views.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve tried to avoid playgrounds whenever we’re traveling. Most are closed anyway. Our kids are bummed about it, but they understand.

We read online ahead of time that the playground here would be open... So, we were hoping to let our kids play on the playground here, since they’d been starved of playground time for 6 months at this point. We figured we’d mask them up and let them go wild IF it wasn’t too crowded.

Unfortunately, it WAS crowded. Even worse: there was not a single person in the entire park wearing a mask, on the playground or otherwise.

Luckily, the park is pretty big, so there was plenty of space for us to walk around and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL views while keeping our distance... Just no playground time for the kids.

I don’t know if this park is in one of those communities where people don’t care about the spread of Covid or what, but if that’s a concern of YOURS, I advise some degree of caution when visiting this park. Still an awesome little park.
Written October 21, 2020
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,595 contributions
Beautiful and spacious park right next to the ocean. What else can you ask for? We did not get too close to the playground since there were more people with kids there. Nice walk up to the bluffs with expansive views up and down the coast. Parking was easy even for our RV.
Written September 2, 2020
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Judy
6 contributions
Cutest incredible park. Dinosaur eggs. Seal Lions. Unique and beautiful and intriguing equipment. lots of grass. Beautiful place to walk and enjoy the ocean. Bathrooms. Great location and places to park. We loved it.
Written February 11, 2021
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David B
Lancaster, CA738 contributions
I am spending the winter months reviewing our trips from last summer and planning adventures for this next year, and I couldn’t forget visiting Dinosaur Caves park. We had no problem finding parking as we visited during the week. The younger kids will enjoy the large playground. There are paths and benches through the park that make for a nice place to sit and reflect for a while. (I was reflecting on what the 50 foot brontosaurus attraction from 1948 looked like.)
Written January 14, 2020
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elizabethlascheid
Culver City, CA4,504 contributions
Dinosaur Caves Park is a wonderful park about 2 miles from the Pismo Beach Pier. There is a play ground for kids and beautiful views. You can walk your pup and it is just a really good stop on the way up the coast.

There used to be sea caves that were accessible, now only by kayak. This area got its name from an old and long ago closed roadside attraction. It had a 50 foot concrete-plastered brontosaurus. The cost was 25 cents.

Once admission was paid, you could go through a 230 foot cave through what the owners called the dinosaur tail. Some years ago the cave began to collapse on itself and now there is just a remnant left. If you want you can get a guided kayak tour of the remains of the cave.

But now, for most, it is just a beautiful park with great ocean views and a nice stop on the long road trip up the coast of California. Have a great time.
Written December 29, 2019
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,125 contributions
Couples
This is a really nice park right on the shoreline. Super views of the ocean. Easy to park and walk around. We took our to older dogs and it was fairly easy walking.
Written September 23, 2020
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Paul M
Pismo Beach, CA261 contributions
Couples
As someone who lives right in the neighborhood, I can say that
I rarely go here even with visitors. Why? Well, unless you go right
up to the Cliff edge, there is really not much to see. This Park fails
on two main points... 1) there is no beach access & 2) the park has
really no trees & is not very park-like.

It is more of a road-side stop for those with young kids & want a
break from the road. The playground is adequate, but I would really
worry about those kids who wander away. There are numerous
poorly defined areas that are right next to shear cliffs!

There is a public restroom, but it is not well maintained, nor
too clean.

If you are looking for a beach pitstop, I would definitely pick
Avila Beach Park for this. While it is a few miles off the 101,
it is far nicer & far safer. There are also plenty of places to
grab a bite.

If you are looking for a park that does have limited access to the
water, then you want the next door Margo Dodd park. For far better
access, there is the nearby Pismo Beach or the quieter Palisades
Park.

Please be aware that the Cliffs in this area do tend to crumble
without warning & are hazardous. People also do get trapped
on the shore at high tide. Such events appear in the local news
from time to time....so use your common sense.
Written December 1, 2017
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NationalParksTrails
San Luis Obispo, CA1,846 contributions
Couples
Nice park, has really evolved into a place to go and relax. July 4th and it was not too crowded. It is totally accessible so no worries there. Beautiful views and easy access from freeway. Stores are short distance away.
Written July 4, 2018
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charles n
Sacramento, CA123 contributions
nice cliff beach park. but our family enjoyed seeing the many pelicans perched on rock islands off the shore. it is such an interesting site of nature. also there are stairs to go down cliff a little further north of park which is a great place to see some caves and get closer to the water to take beautiful pictures!
Written October 22, 2020
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