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Things To Do

So much to do!  Enjoy the beauty and year round adventures in the Pismo Beach area. Situated on California’s Central Coast, Pismo Beach is just 200 miles from both the San Francisco Bay area to the North and the Los Angeles area to the South. Our coastal climate is mild all year, with average highs between 60 and 80 degrees, and lows between 40 and 50.  Our Central Coast location gives our guests easy access to a wide assortment of activities in the surrounding area, as well as in communities that are just a short drive North or South.There are many special events that are held all during the year in the Pismo Beach area. Everything from custom car shows and holiday fireworks, to butterfly tours can be experienced all during the year. Please click here for a list of events provided by classiccalifornia.com.

Wine Country Tours

There are numerous charming wineries just a short drive from Pismo Sands. Enjoy the tours, tasting rooms, and gift shops.
Breakaway Tours: (800) 799-7657


Enjoy a round of Golf at nearby courses. Black Lake Golf Resort, Cypress Ridge Golf Club, and Avila Beach Golf are 10 minutes from Pismo Sands.
Black Lake: (805) 343-1214
Cypress Ridge: (805) 474-7979
Avila Golf Resort: (805) 595-4000     


No license is required to fish from the Pismo Beach pier and usually results in good catches of red snapper and ling cod. A license is required for deep sea or surf fishing. Sport fishing is available in nearby Avila Beach at Patriot Sport Fishing.
Patriot Sport Fishing: (805) 595-7200

Horseback Riding

Stables are nearby for riding adventures through the dunes or on the beach.
Pacific Dunes Ranch: (805) 489-8100

Kitesurfing or Paragliding

Check out kitesurfing or paragliding if you dare.
Xtreme Big Air: (805) 773-9200

Sea Kayaking

Pismo Beach and Shell Beach offer many opportunities to enjoy Sea Kayaking. Caves, cliffs, and fabulous rock formations await both the beginner and expert.
Central Coast Kayaks (rentals):   (805) 773-3500
Pismo Beach Dive/Surf Shop (rentals): (805) 773-2089

Airplane Rides

Get a “birds eye” view of the beautiful Pismo Beach coastline from an open cockpit biplane flown by your Pilot, J.R. and Bring your goggles!
Banner Airways/Oceano Airport:  (805) 474-6491

Nature Hikes

Take a hike to ancient Chumash Indian sites on tours conducted by State Park Docents and the natural History Association.
The Dunes Center: (805) 343-2455

Hearst Castle

A tour through this famous estate is a beautiful 90 minute drive to the north. There are four tours daily. Reservations are recommended.
Tour Reservations: (800) 444-4445

Hummer Beach/Dunes Adventure Tours

Ride over the dunes and along the beach in a mighty Hummer vehicle. It’s the thrill of a lifetime.
Pacific Adventure Tours: (805) 481-9330 or 471-0175
Xtreme Hummer Adventures: (866) 543-6355