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Pismo Pier

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Address: Pismo Beach, CA
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Beautiful sunset over the pier

We just had a one-night stopover in Pismo Beach on a bus tour from San Fran to LA and I'm so glad we stopped here! Enjoyed a stunning sunset as we walked from our hotel down to... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2016
Kiara O
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

We just had a one-night stopover in Pismo Beach on a bus tour from San Fran to LA and I'm so glad we stopped here! Enjoyed a stunning sunset as we walked from our hotel down to the pier. There were even two pelicans sitting along the pier posing for photos. Definitely recommend checking out the pier if you drive... More 

2 Thank Kiara O
Arroyo Grande
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

A walk out to the end of the pier is always on tap with a visit to Pismo Beach. The surf is really great here and there are usually a lot of surfers to watch. There's also a lot of fishing action towards the end of the pier. It's currently closed during the rain storms and high waves, but will... More 

2 Thank David M
Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Visited with 1 friend. The boardwalk was very spacious and a lot of walking room. They had picnic tables and we had lunch on the board walk. The beach was pretty clean and if you go a little north there are some small cliffs.

1 Thank John M
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I took the time to walk around Pismo beach on 12/19/15. This is great for tourist shopping and the pier has great photo ops.

1 Thank Chris500
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Love the people and the beach.. everyone is casual and such a pet friendly beach. walking distance to all the shops and parking(park in the fenced area for free) a bit cold for December but worth the walk on the beach....Sunset are beautiful..

1 Thank michelerD7862NC
Wellington, New Zealand
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to go and watch the sun set. Many things to see and a nice view of the beach. Close to restaurants and shops. Parking lot right there.

1 Thank Jackal07
Turlock, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Right now during the holidays they have the Christmas tree lights set up at the end of the pier. Nice relaxing walk to make with the family. It does get a little sketchy after hours with some questionable people milling about. after a relaxing dinner downtown make a quick walk out to the pier for some fresh air.

1 Thank William L
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the beach on and near the pier. Surf was up while we were there so the pier was perfect viewing area to watch all the surfers. Ate excellent lunches at Wooleys right you pier. Must be a new restaurant b/c I can't find it listed in Trip Advisor to review it but it it had great food and a... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

One of my most favorite places to visit! Best salt water taffy, Brads, and more local fun to visit!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Great place to visit. Park in three hour free zones away from pier and enjoy the walk to and from. Great beach fronted by bay. The pier is okay. Snack bar and fishing rod rentals. Extremely popular. Lots of restaurants nearby.

1 Thank Liars N F

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