Pismo Beach, California is a fascinating place to visit. You can find all sorts of activities to do in Pismo and Shell Beach which is a small unincorporated town within Pismo.
Pismo takes on the
appearance and attitude of a small surfing town and there are surfers
and a lots of surf shops but it is much more than just an active
The town has a great pier
which is unusually wide. The 1200 foot pier is great for fishing or
walking out over the sea to watch
the surfers and sunsets. The
day we visited Pismo we saw a whale spout. The spouts are really
cool. They look like a puff of smoke popping up out of the water.
In Pismo you can ride a
horse on the beach or
rent an ATV to explore the dunes. The dunes are one cool place to
camp, surf, windsurf or camp. You can even rent those two wheel
motorized bikes and ride on the beach. I wish I had taken a
picture of one of those things sliding across the sand but I didn't.
This is really
interesting and something I didn't know or ever think about until my
wife mentioned it. Pismo is the Clam
Capital of the world. I don't really like clams but digging for
them would be fun. Get this, you have to have a
fishing license to dig for clams. I wonder why?
you are into RV camping you can find several clean, nice parks in the
area. Tent camping and camping on the dunes is available.
Golfing, windsurfing, biking, bowling and many other activities are available in Pismo.
Monarch Butterfly groves are located in Pismo and it is a must
see. There is no charge to see the butterflies and very
educational. See the butterfly in the picture to the right.
It was one among thousands hanging from the trees. The video
below show the butterflies hanging from the trees so be sure to watch
- You can knock around the many shops and gift stores in
town or visit the home of the Monarch
Butterfly. If you
are coming to Pismo to ride the dunes on your off road vehicle
you know where to go. There is Shell Beach, Grover Beach and
Avila Beach close by. Believe me, you will not have a problem
finding something to do in the Pismo Beach area of California.
The local chamber of
commerce has a complete list of events and things to do Click Here for more
- The Town of Pismo and Shell Beach have many wonderful hotels, motels
and bed and breakfasts in which to enjoy a great nights sleep. We
have supplied several advertisements for companies of which you can
book a room in the area.
EAT- Fine dining, casual dining or maybe just a quick hamburger, whatever you are hungry for is located in Pismo. Some of the restaurants will even allow your dog to dine with you. Click on this link for Pismo Beach Dinning.