3 Fun Things to Do in Pismo Beach

Updated: June 29, 2022 | Has affiliate links

As holidays approach plans are underway in most of the people’s mind on which destination they want to visit. The best place to be where you can have fun at the beach beach is the Pismo State Beach where you will also enjoy bird watching which is a popular activity there. In the US it’s the park which has the largest over – wintering colony of Monarch butterflies. Come along with me as we explore the best things to do in Pismo Beach.

1. Dinosaur Caves Park

 Pismo Beach, California - Beautiful view of the rugged cliffs at Dinosaur Caves Park
Pismo Beach, California – Beautiful view of the rugged cliffs at Dinosaur Caves Park
See my photos from Shell Beach

Dinosaur Cave Park is an ocean front bluff top park which measures 11 acres and very popular with photographers, walkers, joggers, dog lovers, and fishing enthusiasts. The park has other amenities like wedding overlook, a grassy reception area and an amphitheater for entertainments events which are available for hire on hourly basis. There is an off-street parking and parking which are also offered.

In addition there is a unique play area which is found in the park and it includes two concrete dolphins, Oreo the Orca whale, the USS IMAGINATION, a fine galleon, three playful seals, one gentle dinosaur and three beautiful dinosaur eggs.

Art at the park takes place every first Sunday of the month from 10am – 4pm in month of May through November. During the event over 100 local artists and craftsmen display and also sell their work which includes painting, pottery, glass, textiles, wood, jewelry and metal furniture and other things. The event also features, hands – on children, music, fresh flowers and plants, an onsite massage and a BBQ. Dinosaur Caves Park is one of the best things to do in Pismo Beach.

2. Beach Activities at Pismo Beach

The Splash Café is famous for its delicious clam chowder.
Pismo Beach, California – The Splash Café is famous for its delicious clam chowder
See my photos from Pismo Beach

The beach at Pismo has a lot of other activities and tour and ride operators give you a unique perspective of the central coast in the area. Walking on Pismo State Beach is one of the most relaxing things to do in Pismo Beach.  Some of these activities are bi-plane rides, guided nature tours, Hearst Castle which is a must see attraction. It is a 55 miles drive and there are four tours daily. There are also Hummer dune tours, sea kayaking, and wine country.

You can also find lots of sport activities as well like horse riding on the beach, fishing off the pier and kite surfing when the wind is right. There are also trails to explore. At the park you can also do shopping and rentals are also available. You can also visit Price Historical Park, Pismo Bowl, mineral springs, and San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum.

3. Enjoy the Wildlife at Pismo Beach

Bird watching in Shell Beach is easy because of large rocky outcrops full of birds
Bird watching in Shell Beach is easy because of large rocky outcrops full of birds
See my photos from Shell Beach

In addition, Pismo Beach has an abundance of wildlife and the famous Pismo clams are known to everyone. The Splash Café is world famous for their excellent clam chowder. Sampling the local restaurants is one of the best Pismo Beach attractions.

The Monarch Butterfly Grove located in the southern boundary is a spectacular attraction starting around mid November. Seeing the clusters of butterflies in the grove is one of most interesting things to do in Pismo Beach.  There are also sea animals like otters, Elephant seals, and you could also see a whale just offshore.

About the author: Victoria James, is a travel blogger and a writer from London who loves to express her recent journeys. She writes articles for blogs and websites during her free time.

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