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Pismo Beach Travel Log

Family Friendly Pismo Beach

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…

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Monarch Butterfly Season 2015

November Marks the Beginning of Monarch Butterfly Season 2015 The Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove is one of only five sites in the state that has counts over 10,000. Pismo Beach’s grove usually has the highest counts of any of the largest California overwintering sites. Each year thousands of…

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Monarch Butterfly Grove Talks

Daily through February 2015: The beautiful orange and black "fairy-like" Monarch Butterflies cluster by the thousands in the Eucalyptus trees, giving the appearance of golden leaves. Our Monarch Butterfly Grove is located on Highway 1 just south of the Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground and is…

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Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Update

As of today there are an estimated 28,000 monarch in the grove. This is great news! The highest count last year was 23,000. We still have some time to improve on our current count since the top counts are usually registered in late December or early January. The grove, with the docents and trailer…

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Monarch Butterfly Season is Coming to a Close!

Another great Monarch Season is winding down. The last day for the docents trailer and their talks will be February 29th. There is still time to visit the Pismo Beach grove and interact with the docents , but you do have less than one week. if you cannot make it, we hope to see you this November…

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Monarch Butterfly Grove Update

This past week the monarch count increased to 23,000. This should be about the height of the count for this season. It usually happens about this time in January. Don't forget February 4th is California Western Monarch Day. Plans are in place for a joyful celebration of Western Monarch Day at the…

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Pismo Beach Monarch Season Concludes

The Monarch Grove in Pismo Beach has completed another successful season, with over 60,000 visitors enjoying the winged beauties clustering in the trees and flying around flaunting their vivid orange and black colors. This year, in addition to assisting our many visitors, the docents and volunteers…

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In Less Than 24hrs In Pismo Beach

Butterflies or Wine tasting — decisions, decisions…oh, what shall I do first? It’s that time of year again – no, not when the swallows return to Capistrano but better yet, when thousands of Monarch Butterflies hover over Pismo Beach’s Butterfly Trees – limbs of Eucalyptus and Monterey Pines. They’re…

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February 5: California Western Monarch Day

The Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau has teamed up with Amtrak to make this year's Feb. 5 California Western Monarch Day celebration both memorable and affordable. Walk, jog, drive, bicycle, or ride the Amtrak -- kids for free -- to experience the miracle of the Monarch butterfly migration…

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