From swimming and hiking to kayaking, surfing and golf, Pismo Beach offers an array of outdoor activities destined to satisfy any sports aficionado. The area boasts four picturesque golf courses, fresh water lakes and salt water for surfing, kite boarding, fishing or swimming
Pismo State Beach
Pismo State Beach offers all kinds of attractions: hiking, swimming, surf fishing, and digging for the famous Pismo clam. There are tree-lined dunes and the beach is popular with bird watchers. The park has the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S
Monarch Butterfly Grove
When the butterflies are in season, it's a fascinating spectacle! Volunteer docents provide great information. There is a mile long boardwalk next to the beach which runs adjacent to the butterfly grove. The grove isn't large - maybe 2 acres, but it's beautiful & free!
The San Luis Obispo Children`s Museum
The Children's Museum inspires learning through play by offering a rich environment of more than 30 interactive exhibits. Guests are able to actively explore, investigate and create through educational exhibits, programs and outdoor learning environments. The Children's Museum is perfect for children ages 2-10 years of age and is conveniently located in the heart of d owntown San Luis Obispo at 1010 Nipomo Street.
At nearby Avila Beach there are naturally heated mineral springs where you can swim in the pool or take a hot mineral bath. Sycamore and Avila Hot Springs are two of the best mineral springs still operating in California.
Our 8 miles of towering sand dunes are often used in movie and television shows. They are ideal for horseback riding, picnics, hiking, guided nature walks and camping. For the adventurous four wheel ATV riding on the dunes is a thrill not to be missed.
Skydive Pismo Beach is located just off the historic Pacific Coast Highway at Oceano Airport. Each flight ascends directly over miles of dunes and shoreline, providing jumpers with the most spectacular views California has to offer! New prices and new 8,000 foot Tandem Jump available!