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Pismo State Beach

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I see this more as a beach for walking or playing frisbee than for lying out, but that may be my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sand Dollar Heaven

This is a beautiful beach. The fun part is that you can drive on it and spend the day or night for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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555 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA 93445-9663
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I see this more as a beach for walking or playing frisbee than for lying out, but that may be my cold Southern California blood talking. Its flat damp sand, however, is ideal for those activities.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach. The fun part is that you can drive on it and spend the day or night for a very reasonable fee. We also saw horseback riders having a evening ride. Fun visit.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This beach is perfect for talking a long walk at the ocean's edge. Sand is white and soft and view is gorgeous.

Thank emberlysmith
Reviewed 10 August 2018

So much to do here, and plenty of parking right on the beach sand! Just be careful not to get stuck in the sand. Everyone here is enjoying themselves. Fishing, swimming, building sand castles, tailgating, ATV riding, horseback riding. It's all a fun adventure. Sunsets...More

1  Thank Cruisin2018
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Pismo Beach is a great, long beach to walk or relax. In the city, parking was packed and for a fee. We parked near W Grand Ave for free. There is an area were many people can drive onto the beach, but not with traditional...More

1  Thank Tami H
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

It’s difficult to describe the sand at pismo - literally as fine as powder it feels like talcum between your toes. Just steps from the boardwalk and you’re walking across sand to the water.

1  Thank MichaelFryar
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Pier was closed , beach ok , nice little shops , 39.50 for crab and Mac and cheese yes that’s correct. I would tell you to go to the dunes .

1  Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 16 June 2018

peaceful, breezy, clean, and interesting - the beach was all of that. We really enjoyed spending some time here. it is a perfect example of what you think of when you think of SoCal.....

1  Thank TravellingBee338
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We really enjoyed our walk on the beach. There were lots of folks with cute dogs on leashes and the beach was very clean.

1  Thank catysonreviews
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This area is directly connected to Oceano dunes so the review is a little redundant. Nice to drive on the beach with still plenty of room for wading. Cool day when I was there at the end of April but plenty of people were going...More

2  Thank Peter H
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Melissa C
15 July 2018|
Response from Sandy F | Reviewed this property |
No can find a few tiny ones .