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Pismo Beach Guide: A Quick Guide To This California Coastline

By Charlotte Brown, Posted on 23 Dec, 2022 at 12:54 am

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is one of those classic beach towns that has been calling visitors to its wave-washed shores since the early 1900s. Located along California's famous central coast, Pismo Beach is conveniently situated halfway between the vibrant metropolises of San Francisco and Los Angeles.

For the ultimate beachside getaway, look no further than Pismo Beach. Located on California's stunning coast, Pismo offers visitors endless breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and a range of exciting activities from fishing off the 1200-foot pier to catching some waves. With its white sand beaches, restful ocean breezes, and sublime coastal ambiance, Pismo is guaranteed to make for a memorable beach experience perfect for lounging in style.


Essential Pismo Beach

Take your pick from magnificent golfing on lush courses to horseback riding or ATV rides through sand dunes - no matter what you choose, you are guaranteed a thrilling experience! And why not finish off by shopping on the boardwalk for some amazing souvenirs? The Pismo Beach Premium Outlets offer a wide variety of stores so you can find great deals on everything from clothing and accessories to home furnishings. For those looking for more outdoorsy adventures, several stables nearby provide horseback riding tours that give you an up close look at the picturesque beauty of the area, along with ATV tours over some breathtaking local sand dunes.

Pismo Beach is also famously known for its wineries, sandy beaches and vibrant sunsets. Pismo Beach also offers unique attractions such as Monarch Butterfly Grove, which shelters thousands of monarch butterflies every year during their migration period in the cooler months.

Another amazing experience you can’t miss out on when visiting Pismo Beach is Dinosaur Caves Park atop a rugged bluff. Whether you are exploring the trails with mesmerizing ocean views or playing in the picture-perfect playground with your family, Dinosaur Caves Park will not disappoint!

Pismo is also home to Chumash Park - which features wetlands – and Margo Dodd Park perched on a bluff overlooking surrounding coastline giving visitors an extraordinary view of their area. To truly appreciate Pismo Beach plan a day trip and make sure these parks top your list!



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Shell Beach Inn:

Experience the ultimate vacation at Shell Beach Inn in Pismo Beach. This Pismo Beach hotel offers luxurious accommodations just steps away from popular attractions like Bird Rock and Shell Beach, giving you opportunities to explore all that this beautiful area has to offer. Don't miss out on your chance for an unforgettable getaway!

Shore Cliff Hotel:

Shore Cliff Hotel is the perfect getaway, perched atop a cliff with stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Our well-appointed and spacious guest rooms come equipped with free WiFi providing breathtaking ocean views. Enjoy our heated pool or hot tub located just steps from the shoreline, all while being conveniently close to downtown Pismo Beach at only 1.6 km away!

Pismo Lighthouse Suites:

For a truly remarkable experience, Pismo Lighthouse Suites offers the perfect backdrop on the stunning coast of Pismo Beach. Here you'll discover a putting green, an outdoor pool and hot tub available all year round, plus pet-friendly suites with complimentary WiFi. Plus if that wasn't enough to get you excited - the iconic Pismo Beach pier is only 1.6 km away!

SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel:

Relax along the pristine, 5-acre beachfront of Pismo Beach with this picturesque oceanfront hotel! Take in views of the water from one of 3 hot tubs or lounge around a swimming pool. Plus, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access and a continental breakfast to make your stay even more enjoyable.

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Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown is a California native who left her career in medicine three years ago to embark on a summer soul searching for the world. She's been to 20 countries and has penned down her experience in her blogs for helping other travel enthusiasts.