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“great beach”(16 reviews)
“splash cafe”(24 reviews)
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED This Pismo Beach Pier is currently closed to the Public due to the Pier Rehabilitation Project
Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-4382
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All reviews great beach splash cafe watch surfers shops and restaurants nice walk clam chowder nice view people watching parking lot fishing fisherman sunset pismo ocean pelicans stroll waves
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely views of the sunset and pier. Good mix of people and nice place to bring the family. Unfortunately, there are development works to the pier and nearby area

Thank Yen Sheng C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We always make sure to walk the pier when we visit. It gives you a sense of place. The sunsets are great from the pier.

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to spend an entire day with friends/family. there are shops up the street if you would like to grab ice cream. the water is freezing though, but once you're in you'll have a great time! the waves are strong so be careful for...More

Thank Dominica L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the time of this review the pier was closed for $3M of rebuild and renovation so you can't walk on it, it's fenced off. Due to reopen mid October. The boardwalk however is open and you still have beach access and can walk under...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pismo beach has a holiday feel to it, with a large sandy beach, wooden pier that would give good view of the area. Unfortunately it was closed for maintenance when we visited.Public toilets were insect infested and incredibly smelly. Many wonderful shops and eateries bordering...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the pier was closed for maintenance or construction when we visited on September 16-17. There are a lot of restaurants and activities near the pier. Beach looked very nice, although it was chilly in the morning and evening in mid September. The photo of...More

1  Thank Lee C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The world famous Pismo Pier is a fantastic place to visit. When the Red Snapper are running, fishing from the pier is a rewarding and lots of fun. Great clam chowder is just up the street and the beaches are the best.

Thank MarkJColbert
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised how lovely the beach was. At this point on time only part of the pier was open. It looks like they are repairing part of it. Lovely few hours out and about.I would definitely recommend this for parents with young children

Thank catwoman34
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is great. Could have stayed here longer. Very kid friendly. Nice beach. Clean and just nice place to visit with kids. Would come back for sure.

Thank Cirilen_MTL
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The pier and Wharf area is a very popular place loads of bars shops and restaurants well worth spending time here.

Thank misternick67
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