The Guadalupe Dunes Co Park is a county park in the area of Santa Barbara in California. The park is a unique and extraordinary natural preserve featuring 550 feet high dunes that are tallest on the west coast.
The beautiful park has the popular Guadalupe beach that is home to some surfing, fishing, hiking besides viewing of wildlife or simply enjoying nature. The dunes are closed between March and October for the nesting and protection of the snowy plover, a bird recognized as an endangered species.
The park is noted as a National Natural Landmark with flora in the region including beach evening primrose and dunedelion. There is lot of bird watching, whale watching, beach combing, walking and surfing in the long and sandy beach. The dunes are high and vast and a river flows through the dunes and there are amazing views of the ocean along with the dunes, marshes, birds and wildlife.
The dunes have even been filmed for Hollywood movies like The Ten Commandments and Pirates. The area provides a pristine stretch of California coastline and is popular not just with surfers and fishermen but also the nature lover and one who wants to enjoy in the lap of real natural setting.