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. Seeking Applicants for Advisory Bodies

    The 2019 Advisory Body recruitment is now open! The City seeks community members to fill 12 vacancies for terms beginning March 1, 2019. For more information and to apply, please visit: pismobeach.org/advisorybodies. Read on...
  2. Temporary Changes to Drinking Water Disinfectant

    The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department will be temporarily changing the disinfectant used to treat drinking water in the Five Cities Area, including Pismo Beach. Read on...
  3. Cancellation of Election and Appointment of Nominated Candidates

    On August 21, 2018, the City Council adopted a Resolution cancelling the November 2018 election of a Mayor and two Council Members. In lieu of holding the election, the nominated candidates for Mayor and City Council will be appointed to those offices. Read on...
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