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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  • September 16, 2017
    This is a wonderful beach for walking, I am out there everyday!! I just wish people would take there trash off the beach when they go!! I pick up trash about 5 days a week and am amazed at what people...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Love this beach, try to stop every time I am near this beach. Even though it was foggy when we went it is still my all time favorite beach. I always like to say "A bad day at the beach, is better then...  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    This beach has a nice boardwalk for a beach stroll . The ocean is rough and the water is muddy. Some restaurants and souvenir stores by the pier. I think during the summer months can get to crowded. P...  more »

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