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Pismo Beach

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Pismo Beach is the weekend vacation haven for Central of California - from LA to SF and from the Central Valley and the Mojave deserts - outdoor people flock here by the droves. Located half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, on the gorgeous Central Coast, the "Five Cities" area encompasses Pismo, as well as Shell Beach, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande & maybe even rural Nipomo. Bako boys with all their toys can be seen headed westbound on Hwy 166, for some cooler temps and off-road sand dunes. RV Campers frequent Pismo Beach and can easily walk to the pier and all the shops. Dune buggies, ATV & quads aim for SVRA Oceano - or 'Pismo Dunes' as most still call it. The fishing pier downtown in Pismo is the central hub for the tourists, surfers, local restaurants & beach goers. Many fine restaurants, cafes and coffe shops.

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elevation: 30' population: 8,072 zip code: 93449


sandy beaches, sand dunes, restaurants and a fishing pier

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San Luis Obispo County
S of San Luis Obispo
on Hwy.101



  • beaches
  • biking & rentals
  • hot springs
  • surfing
  • wineries
  • golfing
  • horseback riding
  • kayaking
  • off-roading
  • paragliding
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Lopez Lake
  • Pismo Dunes
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Santa Margarita Lake
  • San Luis Obispo Parks
  • Oceano Dunes SVRA
  • Bob Jones Trailhead
  • Bishop Peak
  • Lopez Lake
  • pismo beach campgrounds

    Oceano Dunes Park
    Pismo Beach Campground
    Montana de Oro Campground
    Pismo Beach Campground
    Lopez Lake Camping
    Santa Margarita Lake Park
    El Chorro Regional Park
    Morro Bay State Park
    Morro Strand State Beach
    Los Padres Pines Campgrounds
    Pismo Coast RV Village
    Coastal Dunes RV Park
    Central Coast Beach Camping

    tent camping

    Classic California Beach community along the Central Coast. Surf, swim & enjoy the San Luis Obispo Bay. Plenty restaurants & hotels here. Camping & recreation options nearby.

    nearby towns:
    Avila Beach
    San Luis Obispo
    Shell Beach
    Grover Beach
    Morro Bay
    Arroyo Grande
    local links:

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

    Rosa's Italian Restaurants
    City of Pismo Beach
    California Welcome Center
    SLO Sierra Club
    Los Padres ForestWatch
    Pismo Beach Inn
    Xtreme Big Air
    Pier Farmers Market: WED 4-7PM
    Glean SLO
    Beach RV Rentals
    Smokin' Mo's BBQ
    Pismo Bike Trails
    Portuguese Celebration

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