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. Shelter at Home Information - March 19, 2020

    The City of Pismo Beach would like to offer the following information regarding the San Luis Obispo County "Shelter at Home" Order. Please visit the link to view the Mayor Pro Tem's message. Read on...
  2. Shelter at Home Information - City of Pismo Beach

    The City of Pismo Beach would like to offer the following information regarding the San Luis Obispo County Health Officer's "Shelter at Home" Order. Please visit the link to view the City Manager's message. Read on...
  3. City Manager's COVID-19 Statement

    The City of Pismo Beach would like to assure the community that it is prepared to respond to the COVID-19 situation by keeping health and safety as its top priority. Please read on... Read on...
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