Classic California is alive at Pismo Beach and Shell Beach, popular SLO CAL beach towns, each with their own energetic vibe. Just a few miles south of downtown San Luis Obispo, off scenic Highway 1, Pismo Beach offers year-round fun in the sun. Kayak the Dinosaur Caves. Surf the day away, or lounge on the sand. Venture downtown and find shops, wine tasting and famous clam chowder. In Shell Beach, discover dolphins, whales and seabird sightings heightened by the beautiful Central Coast sunset. Hiking, horseback riding and fishing are all part of the Pismo Beach experience, although many visitors simply come to relax and enjoy the fresh sea air. Stroll the award-winning boardwalk or Pismo Beach Pier, and you’ll understand why this quintessential California beach town has captivated vacationers’ imaginations for generations.
Fall in love with the freedom to catch up with the things that matter most
Clams for days...
Enjoy life at your own speed
Surf in never the same in Pismo Beach
From November through February, thousands of colorful Monarch butterflies migrate to the Eucalyptus tree grove in Pismo Beach.
Shop the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets
for discount pricing at 40 name-brand stores or visit the local surf shops downtown for all the surf brands you love.
From beginners to professionals, Pismo Beach has the perfect setting for surfing, kite boarding, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more!