Grover Beach offers ample room to roam. Known for its undulating sand dunes, this coastal playground is great for an adventurous family vacation in the sun or adrenaline-filled guys trip.
Ride horses, duck into a dune buggy, or motor ATVs over the roller coaster sand mounds at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Come nightfall, gather around the bonfire or, grab dinner downtown, where the vibe is laid back and casual.
Slow down with a cruise on the only drive-on beach south of San Francisco. Or stroll the Beach Boardwalk, a scenic trail that starts near the end of West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach and meanders through the dunes before continuing onto the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Here, thousands of black-and-gold wings flutter each winter.
Take in some culture with a theatrical performance or at one of Grover Beach’s unique annual festivals and celebrations. Check out the Stone Soup Music Festival and Street Faire (August) or South County Holiday Parade (December).