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Pismo State Beach

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One of my favorite beaches in California

One of my favorite beaches I went there about three times when I travelled between Cambria and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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I see this more as a beach for walking or playing frisbee than for lying out, but that may be my... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
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555 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA 93445-9663
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite beaches I went there about three times when I travelled between Cambria and Santa Maria. It's just a nice area for walking beautiful wide sandy beaches and you can get there either from the actual town area in Pismo Beach and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 653cliffk
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I see this more as a beach for walking or playing frisbee than for lying out, but that may be my cold Southern California blood talking. Its flat damp sand, however, is ideal for those activities.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

This is a beautiful beach. The fun part is that you can drive on it and spend the day or night for a very reasonable fee. We also saw horseback riders having a evening ride. Fun visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jean M
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This beach is perfect for talking a long walk at the ocean's edge. Sand is white and soft and view is gorgeous.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

So much to do here, and plenty of parking right on the beach sand! Just be careful not to get stuck in the sand. Everyone here is enjoying themselves. Fishing, swimming, building sand castles, tailgating, ATV riding, horseback riding. It's all a fun adventure. Sunsets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cruisin2018
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Pismo Beach is a great, long beach to walk or relax. In the city, parking was packed and for a fee. We parked near W Grand Ave for free. There is an area were many people can drive onto the beach, but not with traditional...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Tami H
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

It’s difficult to describe the sand at pismo - literally as fine as powder it feels like talcum between your toes. Just steps from the boardwalk and you’re walking across sand to the water.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MichaelFryar
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Pier was closed , beach ok , nice little shops , 39.50 for crab and Mac and cheese yes that’s correct. I would tell you to go to the dunes .

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 945sandyf
Reviewed June 16, 2018

peaceful, breezy, clean, and interesting - the beach was all of that. We really enjoyed spending some time here. it is a perfect example of what you think of when you think of SoCal.....

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TravellingBee338
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We really enjoyed our walk on the beach. There were lots of folks with cute dogs on leashes and the beach was very clean.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Melissa C
July 14, 2018|
Response from 945sandyf | Reviewed this property |
No can find a few tiny ones .