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Pismo-Beach is famous for two things - the beach that is one of California's longest and widest stretches of beach, and for their annual events and festivals. Located along the central coast in San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach is home to the Clam Festival, a Custom Car Show and annual Jazz Festival. The beautiful beach is 23 miles of swimming, sunning, surfing, volleyball playing, and kite flying! There are miles of trails in town and along the coast for hiking and bike riding, and horseback riding is allowed on the fabulous Oceano Dunes and Beach. For a different and very fun way to tour the coastline, kayaks and canoes are available for rent. Just a short drive from Pismo Beach takes you to the spectacular Hearst Castle, local wineries, championship golf courses and the charming Danish town of Solvang. In town, you'll be delighted with the numerous restaurants, art galleries, antique and specialty shops and souvenir shops. A local farmer's market is held every Tuesday, June through August. Lodging in Pismo Beach is abundant and everything from an inn on a bluff overlooking the ocean, to family hotels and motels. The weather along the central coast is mild, 60s - 80s, with the warmest months being August - October, so plan a trip to Pismo Beach anytime of the year!

Surrounding areas: Grover Beach, California (2.5 mi), Oceano, California (3.8 mi), Avila Beach, California (5.2 mi), San Luis Obispo, California (8.8 mi), Nipomo, California (12.1 mi), Arroyo Grande, California (12.6 mi), Los Osos, California (15.7 mi)

Pismo Beach Vacation Rentals

Pismo Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge2555 Price StPismo Beach, CA (805) 773-4671
Cottage Inn By The Sea2351 Price StPismo Beach, CA (805) 773-4617
Kon Tiki Inn1621 Price StPismo Beach, CA (805) 773-4833
Mission Inn Of Pismo Beach601 James WayPismo Beach, CA (805) 773-6020
Motel 6 #270860 4TH StPismo Beach, CA (805) 773-2665
Oxford Suites651 Five Cities DrPismo Beach, CA (800) 982-7848
Pismo Lighthouse Suites2411 Price StPismo Beach, CA (805) 245-2411
Sandcastle Inn100 Stimson AvePismo Beach, CA (805) 773-2422
Shell Beach Motel653 Shell BCH RdPismo Beach, CA (805) 773-4373
Spyglass Inn2705 Spyglass DrShell Beach, CA2.5 mi.(805) 773-4855
Cliffs Resort At Shell Beach2757 Shell Beach RdShell Beach, CA2.6 mi.(805) 773-5000
Best Western Casa Grande Inn850 Oak Park RdArroyo Grande, CA2.7 mi.(805) 481-7398
E Z 8 Motels Inc555 Camino MercadoArroyo Grande, CA3.1 mi.(805) 481-4774
Pacific Plaza Resort444 Pier AveOceano, CA3.1 mi.(805) 473-6989
Holiday Inn Express775 N Oak ParkGrover Beach, CA5.1 mi.(805) 481-4448
Motel 61625 Calle JoaquinSan Luis Obispo, CA6.7 mi.(805) 541-6992
Motel 6 #1381433 Calle JoaquinSan Luis Obispo, CA7.2 mi.(805) 549-9595
Embassy Suites Hotel San Luis Obispo333 Madonna RdSan Luis Obispo, CA8.1 mi.(805) 549-0800
Best Western Royal Oak Motor Hotel214 Madonna RdSan Luis Obispo, CA8.2 mi.(805) 544-4410
Travelodge Downtown345 Marsh StSan Luis Obispo, CA8.8 mi.(805) 543-6443
Econo Lodge950 Olive StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.5 mi.(805) 544-8886
Comfort Inn & Suites Lamplighter1604 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.6 mi.(805) 547-7777
Quality Suites1631 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.6 mi.(805) 541-5001
Ramada Inn-San Luis Obispo1000 Olive StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.6 mi.(800) 777-5847
Best Western Somerset Inn1895 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.7 mi.(805) 544-0973
Holiday Inn Express1800 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.7 mi.(805) 544-8600
Travelodge1825 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.7 mi.(805) 543-5110
Apple Farm Inn2015 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.8 mi.(805) 544-1317
Days Inn2050 Garfield StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.8 mi.(805) 549-9911
La Cuesta Motor Inn2074 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.8 mi.(805) 543-2777
Sands Suites & Motel1930 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.8 mi.(805) 544-0500
Super 8 Motel1951 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA9.8 mi.(805) 544-7895
Blue Heron1899 9TH StLos Osos, CA15.7 mi.(805) 528-1493
Holiday In Hotel & Suites2100 N BroadwaySanta Maria, CA16.9 mi.(805) 928-6000
Best Western Big America1725 N BroadwaySanta Maria, CA17.2 mi.(805) 922-5200
Inn At Morro Bay60 State Park RdMorro Bay, CA18.0 mi.(805) 772-5651
Town Center Hotel215 N BroadwaySanta Maria, CA18.0 mi.(805) 925-6163
Motel 6 #6752040 N Preisler LnSanta Maria, CA18.1 mi.(805) 928-8111
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria3455 Skwy DrSanta Maria, CA18.1 mi.(805) 928-8000
Santa Maria Inn801 S BroadwaySanta Maria, CA18.5 mi.(805) 928-7777

Pismo Beach Weather & Climate

A Mild, Mediterranean climate describes the central coast of California that lies between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The area near San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year and very pleasant temperatures year round. The terrain is made up of sandy beaches, gently rolling hills and sand dunes, lush foliage and vineyards. Cool ocean breezes keep temperatures from becoming too hot in the summertime. Low clouds and patchy fog are common on summer days, but it almost always burns off by midday. Conditions are very dry, and the occasional summer thunderstorm produces so little precipitation that range and forest fires often result from lightening strikes. In winter, the semi-permanent Pacific Ocean high retreats bringing rain into the area from November through March. These storms are widespread and at times heavy.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 64°F 42°F 3.59 in. 55°F
February 65°F 44°F 3.87 in. 56°F
March 66°F 44°F 3.46 in. 55°F
April 69°F 45°F 1.13 in. 54°F
May 69°F 47°F 0.41 in. 55°F
June 71°F 50°F 0.07 in. 56°F
July 71°F 52°F 0.03 in. 58°F
August 72°F 53°F 0.02 in. 60°F
September 73°F 53°F 0.32 in. 60°F
October 72°F 50°F 0.62 in. 59°F
November 68°F 45°F 1.70 in. 57°F
December 65°F 42°F 2.57 in. 55°F

Pismo Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Luis County Regional airport (SBP) located about 6 miles north of Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo, California, the Santa Maria Pub Cpt G Allan Hancock airport (SMX) located approximately 20 miles southeast of Pismo Beach in Santa Maria, California, the Paso Robles Municipal airport (PRB) located roughly 36 miles north of Pismo Beach in Paso Robles, California, the Santa Barbara Municipal airport (SBA) located around 67 miles southeast of Pismo Beach in Santa Barbara, California, and finally the New Coalinga Municipal airport (C80) located about 72 miles northeast of Pismo Beach in Coalinga, California.

Pismo Beach Attractions

Golf Courses
Pismo State Beach Golf CourseGrover BeachCA1.8 mi.
Dairy Creek Golf CourseSan Luis ObispoCA8.8 mi.
Laguna Lake Golf CourseSan Luis ObispoCA8.8 mi.
Blacklake Golf CourseNipomoCA12.1 mi.
Morro Bay Golf CourseMorro BayCA19.7 mi.
Chalk Mountain Golf CourseAtascaderoCA22.3 mi.
Eagle Creek Golf CourseAtascaderoCA22.9 mi.
State Parks
Montana de Oro State ParkCA14.2 mi. 
Point Sal Beach State ParkCA17.2 mi. 
Morro Bay State ParkCA17.3 mi. 
San Simeon Beach State ParkCA40.0 mi. 
Hearst San Simeon State Historical MonumentSan SimeonCA45.9 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Charles Paddock ZooAtascaderoCA23.6 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA73.8 mi.

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