Life in Pismo Beach
“You open your window—that’s your AC.”
As part of California’s Central Coast, Pismo Beach boasts ideal weather (72 degrees average) all year long, rendering traditional air conditioning (and heating) useless on most days, but who’s complaining?
Take the money you save on your electric bill and grab a bowl of award-winning clam chowder downtown at the Splash Café on Pomeroy Avenue, just a 15-minute walk away. For dessert, turn the corner on Dolliver to the Old West Cinnamon Rolls bakery. You can watch experts rolling and cutting cinnamon logs on long, narrow tables for the freshest slathered cinnamon rolls you’ll ever taste. The budget-conscious can save 25-65% off retail by shopping at the Prime Outlet Center with over 40 well-known factory direct stores.
Enjoy these seaside indulgences guilt-free with any number of activities – swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, beach biking, 9-hole golfing or simply taking a long walk on the luxuriantly soft sand beach or three-mile oceanfront boardwalk. The wide shoreline lets you share the beach with tidepoolers, shell collectors, kite flyers, and sandcastle builders without feeling crowded . Head south toward the Pismo Dunes and you could end up in the Monarch Butterfly Grove, a popular stop for thousands of migrating butterflies between November and February every year. Stroll along the tideline for one of California’s breathtaking sunsets.
For viticultural experts, South San Luis Obispo County has earned worldwide recognition and respect for the exceptional quality of wine grapes produced in this ideal maritime environment. Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley wine country are just 30 minutes away. Enjoy wine-tasting at one of the twenty nearby wineries, but don’t forget to designate a driver.
Venture a little further from the Five Cities area of Arroyo Grande, Oceano, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, and Shell Beach to the buzzing historic mission town of San Luis Obispo, just 10 miles away. SLO offers an interesting mix of history, culture and college-town vibrancy.
When you’re ready to relax, Pismo style, head on back home to our cozy beachside park where the people are still friendly and the prices are still affordable.