Pismo State Beach, Oceano

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Pismo State Beach is a beach on the Pacific coast of California. It is approximately 17 miles long and fronts the towns of Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, and Oceano in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.The area includes beach and dunes.Recreational UsesThe beach offers many attractions such as camping, hiking, swimming, surfing, fishing, and is home to the famous Pismo clam. It is a popular place to bird watch and is the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S.Animal and Plant LifeThe beach is home to many forms of marine life, such as abalone, anemones, crabs, kelp, and sea urchins. Several types of birds also live at the beach, such as the brown pelican, great blue heron, ivory gull, and other species.A large monarch butterfly population winters over at the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. It is popular to view the monarch migration from October to February. Docents provide guided tours.
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  • Pismo Beach is at the end of Pier Avenue, turn down the street where "Juan's Cantina" is .... there is a small parking lot that holds maybe 20 cars. This is the main entrance to the Sand Dunes, so the...  more »
  • What a great beach. You can walk for miles. If you like to ride dune buggies, that's available, you can drive you car on the beach. Still a lot of room for the kids to play. Lots of shops to go into. ...  more »
  • It's a beautiful place to visit! Lots of things to do: watch the surfers, try surfing , play in the ocean, relax on the beach, people watch, kayak, fish, Drive on the Beach, etc. Done forget to drive ...  more »

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