Pismo Beach is a long narrow city, set along the Pacific Ocean, between the water and closely mountain range to the West. As a result, all the communities in the city are close to the water and many homes have water views. Shell Beach is the most desirable community, Pismo Heights has breath taking views and mansions built along cliffs. Arroyo Grande features a charming downtown and some of the nieces newer houses.
Pismo Beach is best known as a tourist destination and so what would you expect if not a lot of fun in the sun! Indeed, this area has plenty going on to keep you entertained. Rent a kayak for the day, checkout the sun baskets, enjoy some wine in nearby Edna valley, and more. Checkout out our ideas for a little fun and make sure you don't miss out on the best Pismo has to offer!
Pismo Beach has a view wonderful restaurants, mostly along Grant street, in downtown Pismo. Here, you can find wonderful seafood, Italian, or Thai food. Closer to the beach, you'll find the standard beach faire from BBQ to burgers. And in Arroyo Grande you'll find many of the common chain restaurants such as Chilis and Applebees.
Because Pismo Beach is the tourist mecca of the Central Coast, you will find plenty of hotel options. Along the coast you will find everything from the truly exceptional beach resorts to Best Western; albeit perhaps with the best views in the Country! Be careful to book early though - prices surge during winter months and holidays.
Although many think of Pismo only for their vacation plans, there is a thriving local community here, and a full infrastructure of doctors and medical specialists. The main hospital is located in Arroyo Grande, with doctor offices spread throughout. There are also many other great resources in nearby San Luis Obispo.
If looking for a financial professional in the area, you'll find all the resources listed in this section - from certified financial planners (CFP) to accountants (CPAs), and investment professionals. Check out our listings to find a qualified professional nearby you.
In this section we cover the finer points of the history, culture, business, and demographics of Pismo Beach. Perhaps you're doing a book report or looking to relocate to the area. In either case, these articles are a great way to get to know more about Pismo Beach and the surrounding areas.