Posts Categorized: Pismo Beach Activities

Beyond Wine and Waves

Wine, Waves and Beyond is the premier surfing lifestyle event on the Central Coast. Awesome wine, beer, food, surfing and kick back beach lounging you can get.

Kiteboarding Rocks the Central Coast

Kiteboarding is the ultimate thrill in ocean sports, athletic, fast and awesome. Visit SeaVenture April 15 through 17, 2016 to see expert demos of skill and gear.

Ride the Romantic Rails to Pismo

Clickity-clack over the rails, countryside sliding by. Riding Amtrak from LA to Grover Beach, you can watch the scenery, or you can read, or get up and go to the dining car for a snack. Maybe you’ll meet someone interesting. Whatever you do, the engineer is driving and there’s nobody in the cramped seat ahead… Read more »

Oceano Dunes SVRA Has a Beach for Your Buggy

Oceano Dunes SVRA is one of the few places in CA where you can drive on the beach.  This State Park is very popular, so make a reservation.  Stay at SeaVenture, and drive 5 minutes south to see the action.

Buried Treasure in the Dunes

The grandiose 1923 set for Cecil B DeMille’s first version of The Ten Commandments still lies buried and rotting away in the dunes near Guadalupe, CA. This epic story was reprised in 1956 with an all-star cast, better special effects, but in the same Technicolor and with the same director. You can see artifacts of the first version at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center.

The Return of the Monarchs

We’re spoiled living here for lots of reasons, but one of the most amazing is the annual return of a multitude of Monarch butterflies—you cannot look at thousands of these beautiful insects hanging from a tree and not smile. We’ve taken them for granted, but in recent years their numbers have crashed. Their decline is… Read more »

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes: A Perfect Day Trip South of Pismo

Have you been to Pismo? We have lots of guests who have stayed with us over and over again, and many of them still don’t know about the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes complex (aka, the Dunes). They are missing something special. The Dunes complex is an area of almost 22,000 acres that is mostly in a land… Read more »

Welcome to the Clambake

We’ve all heard the bad guy tell his nervous partner to “clam up.” Or have someone tell us that a cold, damp place has a “clammy” feeling. You might think this is all giving clams a bad name, but then there’s the old saying that someone is “happy as a clam.” Though I guess you… Read more »

Surfing Wind and Waves in Pismo

Surfing is in the lifeblood of California culture, and in the bloodstream of a lot of CA citizens. Seems like California kids (boys and girls) get on a surfboard from the moment they can do the breaststroke, and stay at it until the knees totally quit (I mean, there are some really old surfers who… Read more »