Pismo Beach is a classic California beach town located on California’s famous Central Coast, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Highway 101, making it easy to get to, yet not so easy to leave.
Of Pismo Beach’s 29 hotels, 15 are oceanfront properties offering spectacular views of the Pacific. Many offer sun decks and Jacuzzi spas overlooking our breathtaking coastline. We can make your weekend getaway, business trip or family vacation unforgettable. Enjoy fresh local seafood at oceanfront or downtown restaurants, indoor and outdoor dining at its best. Pismo Beach is known for great clam chowder.
From hiking and kayaking, to surfing and golfing, Pismo Beach offers an array of outdoor activities to fit any vacation style. Pismo Beach is home to a wide variety of 20 parks, 21 trails and 9 beach access locations that offer everything from an easy walk to a challenging hike, leisurely bike ride, beautiful ocean views and numerous recreation opportunities. Rent sand buggies and ATVs to explore miles of rolling sand dunes, go fishing from the 1,200-foot historic Pismo Beach Pier, take a lesson in surfing, boogie boarding or stand up paddle boarding and rent a surrey bike to discover the town.
We have Hummer Sand Dunes Tours near where The Ten Commandments was filmed, classic bi-plane rides over the coast, horseback riding on the beach, and five championship golf courses. The “not to miss” attractions include the historic Hearst Castle, which is California’s only castle, Pismo State Beach, which is California’s only drive-on beach, and the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove, the world’s most popular grove hosting an average of 25,000 butterflies each season over the last 5 years and it’s free of charge with wonderful docents.
Another wonderful thing to discover about Pismo Beach is its unrivaled proximity to wine country. Edna Valley can be found just ten minutes from the Pismo Beach Pier. Wine grapes love Edna Valley and the winemakers and wine growers are also very content. Many have come from other wine regions, attracted by the quality of the premium grapes and the low-key lifestyle. In fact, you may see some of them surfing down by the pier. The Edna Valley wine trail is both easy to get to and easy to follow. Just shake the sand from your hair, grab a wine trail map and a camera, and hit the road. Tour, taste, and savor the scenery. When you head back to the beach, be sure to bring a bottle of your favorite find to enjoy as you watch the sunset and settle in for another dreamy Classic California evening in Pismo Beach, your one stop Wine & Waves™ destination. Plan your Ultimate Pismo Beach Getaway today at www.ClassicCalifornia.com.