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A free beach trolley runs between Port San Luis, [[Avila Beach]], Shell Beach and Pismo Beach on Saturdays and Sundays. []

Revision as of 08:34, 14 January 2012

Pismo Beach is in San Luis Obispo County in the Central Coast region of California. It is part of the Five Cities Metropolitan Area which also includes Shell Beach (within the northern part of the Pismo Beach city limits), and Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande, all to the south and south-east of Pismo Beach.

Get in

By car

Pismo Beach is off Highway 101 south of San Luis Obispo.

By rail

Nearest train station is a quarter mile away in Grover Beach.

By plane

The closest commercial airports are San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria. Also nearby is Santa Barbara Airport.

Get around

A free beach trolley runs between Port San Luis, Avila Beach, Shell Beach and Pismo Beach on Saturdays and Sundays. [6]


  • Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. Each year thousands of beautiful butterflies migrate to stay in Pismo Beach. In the winter months, starting in late October and ending in early March. Located on the west side of State Highway 1, just south of Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground near the south city limit. More information or directions call the Pismo Chamber of Commerce at 800-443-7778.


  • Pismo Beach is a fun place to go to the beach for all kinds of tourists. They offer beach bike rentals, surf board rentals, and atv rentals for the Pismo Beach dunes.



  • Splash Café, 197 Pomeroy Ave, (805) 773-4653, [1]. Wildly famous clam chowder dive, with more awards to their name than Donald Trump has buildings. Burgers, chicken strips, and other assorted staples accompany the world-famous chowder. Perfect lunch spot. Get there early, or get in line.
  • Alex Bar-B-Que, 853 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449, (805) 773-5656, [2]. One of the finest bar-b-que places on the California coast. A Pismo Beach classic, recently brought under new management and restored to old glories.


  • Hot Shots, 250 Pomeroy Ave, 805-773-4542, [3]. Large family friendly pool hall.


  • Best Western Shelter Cove Lodge, 2651 Price Street, +1 805 773-3511, Fax: +1 805 773-0368, [7].
  • Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge, 2555 Price Street, +1 805 773-4671, Toll-free: +1 800 441-8885, Fax: +1 805 773-2341, [8].
  • Motel 6, 860 4th Street, +1 805 773-2665, Fax: +1 805 773-0723, [9].
  • Spyglass Inn, 2705 Spyglass Drive, 93449, (800) 824-2612, [10]. Features include heated pool and spa, banquet facilities and a conference room for meetings, the Spyglass Restaurant, a heated ocean view deck, free parking, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.
  • Cottage Inn by the Sea, 2351 Price Street, 93449, (888) 440-8400, [11].
  • SeaCrest Resort, 2241 Price St., +1-805-773-4608.
  • Oxford Suites Pismo Beach, 651 Five Cities Drive, (805) 773-3773, [4].
  • Quality Inn Monarch Shores, 230 Five Cities Dr (Off of 101 Fwy.), +1-805 773-1841, [5]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Has comfortably appointed rooms and a very attentive service team who will look out for your comfort and relaxation. Amenities include high quality furnishings, heated swimming pool, complimentary wireless internet access, free deluxe Continental breakfast, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, irons, hair dryers and satellite TV in every room. 100% non-smoking. $89.00. (35.137664,-120.629988)

Get out

Routes through Pismo Beach
SalinasSan Luis Obispo  N noframe S  Grover BeachSanta Barbara

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