The family-friendly Classic California beach town of Pismo Beach is located on California's famous Central Coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Pacific Coast Highway and CA-Highway 101.  Overlooking more than 26 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, families can enjoy great weather, exciting outdoor activities like ocean kayaking, surfing, and body boarding; explore Pismo Beach’s rich wild life and nature preserves such as the Monarch Butterfly Grove; have fun shopping at surf and specialty shops; and grab a few delicious bites ranging from old fashioned candy shops to world famous chowders, all located in Pismo Beach’s oceanfront downtown center leading onto the historic pier.  For a little adult-centric activity, parents can take a break to visit the downtown wine tasting rooms.  Pismo Beach offers the perfect pairing of Wine & Waves with a truly “Classic California” experience. Pismo Beach is also noted for being one of the most dog-friendly towns in America. See our wide variety of lodging choices accommodating every budget and lifestyle, by visiting Also, join Pismo Beach on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, InstagramPinterest, and receive their Newsletter.