Description - This State Beach lies on the Central California coastline and encompasses 1,050 acres of beach, dunes and forest. Visitors to Pismo State Beach have a myriad of recreation opportunities from which to choose.
- This State Beach lies on the Central California coastline and encompasses 1,050 acres of beach, dunes and forest. The park is well known for the masses of migrating Monarch butterflies that pass through the park from November through February. (A temporary exhibit and tours are available for visitors in January and February.) On the beaches lie the famous Pismo clam beds. A culinary delight, these mollusks are available for some effort, as they lie several inches below the sand surface. Some regulations do apply to clamming at Pismo Beach. Additional facilities at this State Beach include picnic areas, a campground, restrooms, a fishing pier and hiking trails.
Recreation - Visitors to Pismo State Beach have a myriad of recreation opportunities from which to choose. The facilities are open for camping, hiking, beachcombing, surfing, swimming, fishing, kayaking (or small water craft use), picnicking and wildlife viewing.
Climate - The Climate of the Central Coast varies greatly. At Pismo State Beach you can expect moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Visiting during the late summer or fall ensures the best conditions for viewing scenery. Occasional clear days between winter and spring storms do occur. Throughout the state of California most precipitation occurs in the winter months as rain. The months from April through October are usually very dry.
Pismo State Beach is located west of the Central Coast town of Oceano. It can be accessed off California Highway 1.