Nearby Oceano is just 18 miles from Santa Maria, and offers fantastic opportunities for off-roading at the famed Oceano Dunes. With more than 5 miles of beach open for vehicle use and the sand dunes available for off-highway motor vehicle recreation, this is a must-experience for off-road enthusiasts. In addition to off-roading, surfing, swimming, surf fishing, horseback riding, and bird watching are popular activities for visitors. The South Park Entrance is located at the end of Pier Avenue in Ocean, CA, while the North Park Entrance is located at the end of Grand Avenue in Grover Beach, CA.

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Grab some good friends or bring the family together and head to Santa Maria Valley for a weekend of unscripted fun. We like to keep things authentic, so your trip will be built just for you. Choose to enter a Friends/Family getaway package or enter to win a special trip to the 74th annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo June 1-4, 2017.

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