The 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, enjoy Pismo Beach’s great weather, plethora of outdoor activities, rich wildlife and nature preserves, seaport inspired cuisine and fresh farmland produce. Downtown wine tasting rooms and neighboring world class wine producing regions of the Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Avila Valley, Paso Robles, Santa Maria Valley and Santa Rita Hills create Pismo Beach’s perfect pairing of Wine & Waves, another truly “Classic California” experience. For over a century, Pismo Beach remains one of California’s most treasured vacation destinations with a wide variety of lodging choices accommodating every budget and lifestyle, offering oceanfront hotels, luxury resorts, vacation rentals, and camping facilities that include both family and dog friendly options. For media inquiries, contact Georgina Stassi, Director of Public Relations, email@example.com, 310-613-7445.
Location: Pismo Beach is a seaside city in San Luis Obispo County, situated along the Pacific Ocean coastline on the Central Coast of California, United States, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Pismo Beach is home to the country’s largest Monarch Butterfly Grove, the Oceano Dunes, the Pismo Preserve, and is an iconic California surf spot. Pismo Beach offers over 26 miles of white sand beaches for relaxation, recreation, and wide-open spaces to take in the natural world.
Motto: "Clam Capital of the World"
POPULATION: 8,058 (Census 2022)
CENTRAL ADDRESS: 891-899 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, USA
TIME ZONE: America/Los_Angeles
LATITUDE: 35° 8' 33.9108'' N
LONGITUDE: 120° 38' 28.6188'' W
CLIMATE: Pismo Beach enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate Summer through Fall with only small changes in year-round seasonal temperatures.
Summer Average Temperature: 71 °F (High), 53 °F (Low)
Autumn Average Temperature: 73 °F (High), 52 °F (Low)
Winter Average Temperature: 66 °F (High), 43 °F (Low)
Spring Average Temperature: 69 °F (High), 46 °F (Low)
Hotel rooms: 2112
Vacation rentals: 10 Vacation Rental Companies
Camping Facilities: 3
RV Resorts: 2 with 595 spaces
Drive Time: From Los Angeles, at 176.9 miles north, drive time is approximately three hours. From San Francisco, at 243.7 miles south, drive time is approximately four hours. From the Central Valley (Bakersfield), at 134.3 miles west, drive time is approximately 2.5 hours. From all directions, Pismo Beach is a scenic and enjoyable drive with many points of interest to explore on your way.
Airports: Local airports servicing the area included San Luis Obispo Airport and Santa Maria Airport. Los Angeles International Airport is 176.9 miles south and San Francisco Airport is 243.7 miles north of Pismo Beach. From both Los Angeles to the south and San Francisco to the north, Pismo Beach is a scenic and enjoyable drive from both locations with many points of interest to explore on your way.
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The New Yorker: Superbloom is a Glimpse of California’s Past, D. Goodyear, 05/12/2023
LA Times: Pismo Beach Was Once the Clam Capital of the World, S. Greene, 11/30/2021
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