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Shell Beach

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Shell Beach neighborhood, as seen from the Palisades Trail on the rugged cliffs of the Cali Central Coast. They call it Shell Beach, located in between popular Pismo and Avila Beach. Awesome hot springs canyon nearby, bike trails, hiking hills, several classic beach motels, plus an unofficial nudist beach.

Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
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Pinnacles California
Pinnacles California
elevation: 40' population: zip code: 93449


cliffs & peninsula nearby

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San Luis Obispo County
N of Pismo Beach
on Hwy 101



  • beaches
  • biking
  • camping
  • off-roading
  • wineries
  • fishing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Montana de Oro State Park
  • Oceano SVRA Pismo Dunes
  • San Luis Obispo Parks & Trails
  • Bob Jones Trail - City to Sea Trail
  • Dinosaur Caves Park
  • Pirates Cave Hike - Nude Beach
  • shell beach campgrounds

    Montana de Oro Campground
    Morro Bay Camping
    Pismo Beach Camping
    Oceano Dunes OHV Camping Beach
    Avila Hot Springs RV Resort

    tent camping

    Residential beach community, North of Pismo and south of Avila. Much of the neighborhood is sey along steep cliffs overlooking the Pacific and the San Luis Obispo Bay

    nearby towns:
    Pismo Beach
    Avila Beach
    San Luis Obispo
    Grover Beach
    Arroyo Grande
    local links:

    Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce
    581 Dolliver St. Pismo Beach, CA 93449

    Avila Valley Barn
    Lobster Diving Shell Beach
    Art in the Park
    Cafe Runner
    Del's PIzzeria
    Shell Beach Surf Shop
    Pirates Cove Nude Beach

    Art in the Park
    Dinosaur Caves Park
    May - November
    Shell Beach Hotels
    Pismo Coast
    Avila Hot Springs
    Avila Hot Springs
    250 Avila Beach Dr
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