Pismo Beach is located along the Central Coast of California, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This classic California beach town is famous for its historic pier, miles of beautiful white sand beaches, and a rich wine region just minutes away. Many visitors who come to Pismo Beach are now calling it their Wine & Waves™ destination in California. Other notable activities include surfing waves, kayaking the coastline, riding the dunes on horseback or ATV, shopping in town and at the nearby Pismo Beach Premium Outlets® stores.
With its central location Pismo Beach is an ideal jumping off point for exploring the numerous attractions the area has to offer within only a few miles. From the historical Hearst Castle less than an hour’s drive away or the rich wine regions of Edna Valley and Paso Robles. To the south are the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine regions made famous by the movie Sideways.
You’ll find a wide variety of lodging to meet everyone’s needs and budget. Oceanfront hotels with stunning vistas, affordable motels, family-friendly vacation rentals, and award-winning RV parks are all available. Also, be sure to bring your four-legged family member – Pismo Beach offers several options that are dog friendly too!
There are restaurants offering original new cuisine and those with time-honored menus. Pismo Beach also hosts several annual food and wine events each year. A few notable ones in the spring are the Chardonnay Symposium where the seaside towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach bring together top Chardonnay producers from around the world. Guests gain a deeper appreciation of one of the world’s noble grapes during an in-depth, three-day immersion in the Chardonnay Symposium’s vineyard-to-glass series of seminars.
Wine Waves and Beyond™, celebrates the Classic California surf culture combined with local Central Coast wines and regional food. The event offers five days of fun that celebrate California’s traditional surfing lifestyle and culture. Experience artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music and art.
Taste of Pismo brings together delicious samplings of local cuisine with premium Central Coast wineries and microbreweries – all in one exceptional location on the cliffs overlooking the sea.
Delightful events continue into the fall season with events like BUBBLYFEST By the Sea. The only sparkling wine event held in the U.S. An upscale educational event paired with the beauty of this classic beach town. Every October brings the Annual Clam Festival. A 3-day party with food and fun that the entire family can enjoy.
It’s all here waiting for you — a gentle climate where sand, sun, sea, and sky converge to create the ideal getaway. California’s golden past is alive and well in Pismo Beach.