Pismo State Beach

Pismo State Beach


Location:Off Highway 1 in the town of Oceano.
Facilities:Family campsites (including RV hookups), showers, restrooms, picnic areas, trails (including a paved nature trail), nature center, exhibits (é).
Activities:Camping, surf fishing, swimming, surfing, hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, clamming, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park has six miles of sandy beach and tree-lined dunes, as well as a nature center. This park is one of the largest over-wintering monarch butterfly sites in the US.
Address:c/o Oceano Dunes District Office
575 Camino Mercado
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Phone:805-489-2684
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=595
Size: 1,343 acres.

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At Pismo State Beach we witnessed tens of thousands of Monarch butterflies taking refuge in the Eucalyptus grove, which occurs between November and February.
Inland from Pismo State Beach are the small towns of Guadalupe and Orcutt en route to the city of Lompoc.
Go west on Pier Avenue, which skirts Pismo State Beach Oceano Campground.
Another fascinating wildlife encounter can be had at the Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove, a little farther north on Highway 1, just past the towns of Oceano (with its 1904 train depot and quaint storefronts) and Grover Beach.
It's worth forsaking the hard pack along the oceanfront to challenge the shifting sands of the Pismo State Beach Dune Preserve, especially in spring when the bush lupine and beach primrose are in bloom.
Pismo Beach: Pismo State Beach at North Beach Campground, (805) 489-1869.
Pismo State Beach, near San Luis Obispo (off State 1, 1/2 mile north of Grand Avenue in Grover City) gets more than 100,000; dawn to dusk, free.