Pismo Beach Frequently Asked Questions

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Certainly. The Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau has available several types of collateral promotional materials such as centerpiece brochures, dining and accommodation guides and an activities guide / area map. Just let us know what, when and where you want them.

Pismo Beach is fully equipped to handle group needs from lodging to event planning to tours and transportation. Simply go to our Group Activities Page.

You bet. Pismo Beach has campgrounds at Pismo Beach State Park, Oceano Dunes State Recreational Vehicle Area as well as private RV parks with campgrounds. Just go to our Lodging Page.

Of course. There is no charge to use Pismo Beach’s many city parks and several have restrooms, barbecue facilities and playground equipment. An excellent full color Area Map and Activities Guide is available free of charge on request or you can simply go to our Map Page and check the city park legend box.

Yes. We have excellent brochure maps of both hiking and bike trails available. Just ask

Yes. Excellent maps, directions and a mileage chart are available on our Map Page.

Yes. Virtually all of our hotels and motels feature shoulder and off-season rates and many offer special packages which include meals, golf or other activities. Just go to our Lodging Page.

The “Butterfly Trees” of Pismo Beach are one of our most beloved attractions. From late October through February, thousands of colorful Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs. More information can be found on our Monarch Butterfly website.

Absolutely. You can check current or future tides and the weather by going to either our Tides Page or our Weather Page.

Mostly common sense. Pismo State Beach and the adjacent Oceano Dunes State Recreational Vehicle Area both allow vehicles on our 8 miles of drivable beach and dune areas. Best conditions are at low tide, the speed limit is 15 mph and staying on the hard packed sand will keep you out of trouble. More information is available from Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Recreational Vehicle Area.

Pismo Beach is blessed with excellent weather all year. The summer season is naturally our busiest, but Spring, Fall and Winter each have their own charm, their own attractions and of course better prices and availability of services. Many of our visitors come here during the Fall and Winter just like the Monarch Butterflies and the whales to enjoy our sunny days and friendly atmosphere.

Certainly. Pismo Beach has been used for many years as a feature film location and for the shooting of many advertising commercials. To contact our film representative call City Hall at (805) 773-4657.

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