Pismo beach, a 1950’s style town with waves that the beach boys themselves would sing about.
You don’t come here for the fancy food or the numerous cocktail bars, for that you have LA, but Pismo you come here simply for the surf. With rental places in abundance you will be spoilt for choice.
Despite being such an expansive beach it is often overlooked as a surf destination, but if you are looking for somewhere new to take your board, or wanting to break up the PCH roadtrip then look no further.
5 minutes down the road you will come across the Shell Beach area of Pismo, a continuation of the jaw dropping coastline that you’ll want to tell your friends back home about.
The Dinosaur Caves Park, a family friendly grassy picnic area with an awe inspiring view overlooking Shelter Cove. I mean if the picture doesn’t make you want to visit, then nothing will.
Using Pismo as a stop along our road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway meant that we were able to experience a motel for the first time. Nothing overly glamorous, but cosy with that all famous American hospitality we stayed at the Shell Beach Inn – for anyone looking for a quick place to stay over night surrounded by this natural beauty then this is a personal recommendation. And I mean if your staying over night then you need sustenance right? So Check out Zorro’s Cafe and Cantina, proving why American’s are so obsessed with Mexican food.
Super American right?!
Stay tuned for the other must do stops along the PCH.