Living & Visiting

In this section you will find helpful information for the residents of the City of Pismo Beach. Please refer to the links on the left for the information contained in this section.
Welcome to the City of Pismo Beach!
The City of Pismo Beach was founded in 1891 and incorporated in 1946. It is located mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco with a population of 8,000. Pismo Beach is a recreation and tourism-oriented town with over 65 restaurants and more than 30 hotels, motels, inns, and RV parks.

Visitor Activities
Visitors enjoy a myriad of activities, including:
  • Bicycling
  • Bowling
  • Exploring tide pools, coves, and caves
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Miles of beautiful and clean beaches
  • Scuba diving
  • Tennis
  • Walking through the Monarch Butterfly Grove
Enjoy the 1200-foot Pismo Pier for sightseeing, walking, fishing and seeing the great sunset.

Special Events
Pismo Beach holds a variety of special events, including:
  • 4th of July Fireworks Show
  • Band Review
  • Car Show
  • Clam Festival
  • Jubilee-by-the-Sea Dixieland Jazz Festival
In this section you will find helpful information about visiting in the City of Pismo Beach. Please refer to the links on the left for the information contained in this section.
  1. 2018 Volunteer Fair

    Learn how you can get involved! The 2018 Volunteer Fair will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Shell Beach Veterans' Hall. Read on...
  2. 2018 General Election - Mayor and City Council

    On November 6, 2018, Pismo Beach voters will elect a Mayor and two Council Members. For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 805-773-4657. Read on...
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