The Best Swimming in Paso Robles

Looking for the best swimming in Paso Robles? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Paso Robles. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top swimming spots in and near Paso Robles

  • Paso Robles, California

    Kayak Lake Nacimiento

    Lake Nacimiento near Paso Robles, CA is a gorgeous reservoir used for kayaking, paddle boarding, and all manner of water sports. To get there, from Highway 101 take the 24th street exit in Paso Robles west till it turns into Lake Nacimiento Drive. Lake Nacimiento Drive will eventually turn into G...
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  • Morro Bay, California

    Explore The Rock at Morro Bay

    Morro Bay is located west about 13 miles of San Luis Obispo. Typically Pismo Beach and San Luis are the go to spots when traveling to that area, but after spending the day there I would highly recommend giving it a visit!The first thing you'll see when pulling into downtown Morro Bay is the massi...
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  • Cambria, California

    Camp at San Simeon State Park

    San Simeon has two campgrounds to choose from – San Simeon Creek Campground has 115 campsites for tent or RV camping. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables, and nearby there is firewood for sale. Your other choice is the primitive Washburn Campground, located 1 mile inland. From this plateau, y...
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  • San Luis Obispo County, California

    Explorer Montana De Oro's Spooner's Cove

    Spooner’s cove is one of those small hidden beaches where you can watch stunning sunsets in a peaceful environment. Located in Montana De Oro State Park, the small gem is surrounded by countless hikes and camping spot. It is also one of the only areas of the park that is dog friendly. If you are ...
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  • San Luis Obispo, California

    Hike to Point San Luis Lighthouse via Pecho Coast Trail

    3.75 mi
    This guided roundtrip hike to Point San Luis Lighthouse has one of the best views of the central coast coastline. You will get a chance to see the Avila Beach, Avila Pier, Call Poly Pier, and Harford Pier from a high point.  The trail crosses through a land owned by PG&E; therefore, the hike ...
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  • Oceano, California

    Camp at Pismo State Beach

    Hiking along nature trails, swimming, and surf fishing are all possible here, including wheelchair accessible fishing at Ocean Lagoon. Facilities consist of fire rings, restrooms, and showers. Restaurants are not far from the campground, as well. Make your reservation here.
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  • Big Sur, California

    Explore Salmon Creek Falls

    0.25 mi
    The trailhead to Salmon Creek Falls is located along a pullout just 45 miles south of Pfieffer Burns State Park on the Highway 1. The falls are only about .25 miles from the trailhead, perfect for a quick visit if you are already driving through Big Sur. Though the Salmon Creek Trail continues on...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Hike Salmon Creek and Falls

    4 mi / 1300 ft gain
    Feel free to hike Salmon Creek Trail at your own pace – you can choose to turn back at any point, or at the Spruce (2 miles in) or Estrella (3.25 miles in) sites. The trail leads to open vistas of the coast, giving stunning views of the cliffs and ocean.Around 2 miles in, follow the fork to the l...
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