Pismo & Shell Beach

Classic California is alive and well in the towns of Pismo Beach and Shell Beach. Just a stone’s throw off scenic Highway 1, and located a few miles from downtown San Luis Obispo, these seaside sisters share a coastline. Yet, each has its own unique beach vibes. Kayaking the Dinosaur Caves, Hiking, horseback riding and fishing are all part of the Pismo Beach experience. But if you ask visitors, they’ll say you can come simply to take in the fresh sea air. Couples and families alike enjoy surfing the day away, kicking back in the warm sand, or strolling along the iconic Pismo Pier. Venture off the beach to uncover a quaint downtown filled with surf shops, wine tasting and Pismo’s famous clam chowder. 

In Shell Beach, beautiful sights and aquatic wonders are the gold sandy standard. Rub fins with migrating whales and huge pods of dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled for native seabird sightings and some of the most beautiful sunsets on the left coast. Let yourself succumb to the charms of these quintessential California beach towns on your next visit to The Land of SLO CAL.