Visit Pismo Beach, California
Pismo Beach lies in the heart of San Luis Obispo County. Its sandy beaches and relaxed atmosphere are what gives this wonderful bay its unique Californian charm.
The Pismo clam used to be regularly farmed here, giving the city the name "Clam Capitol of the World", however, because of over-farming the Pismo clam is now endangered. Its pier, renovated in the mid 1980s still juts out along acres of sandy shores, and is the perfect location for a romantic stroll in the sunset.
Suggested itineraries featuring Pismo Beach
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Pismo Beach, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Pismo Beach
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Places near Pismo Beach
- Santa Barbara 74 miles away
- Big Sur 102 miles away
- Carmel 122 miles away
- Monterey 123 miles away
- Sequoia National Park 149 miles away
- Los Angeles 157 miles away
- Kings Canyon National Park 172 miles away
- Yosemite National Park 198 miles away
- San Francisco 208 miles away
- Death Valley National Park 221 miles away
- Napa Valley 238 miles away
- Sonoma 241 miles away
- Sacramento 243 miles away
- Palm Springs 252 miles away
- San Diego 261 miles away
- Lake Tahoe 276 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Pismo Beach
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Pismo Beach. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
As the name suggests, the Cliffs Resort sits atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just north of the small town of Pismo and almost halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is ideal for romantic sojourns or family stays. With 62 spacious one and two bedroom villas, guests have all the comforts of home amidst the elegance of a resort.
A short distance away from award-winning golf courses, wineries and the undulating Oceano Dunes, the SeaCrest sits atop an oceanfront bluff in five acres of grounds, with direct access to the white sands of the beach below.