Things to Do and Places to See

Jenny Schultz & Kim
Jenny Schultz & Kim
Things to Do and Places to See

Hiking and Walking Trails

Beautiful hiking trails in the hills overlooking Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, and Avila Beach. There is truly a trail for everyone on this gorgeous preserve.
Pismo Preserve Trail Parking
80 Mattie Road
Beautiful hiking trails in the hills overlooking Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, and Avila Beach. There is truly a trail for everyone on this gorgeous preserve.
Begin this easy walk right off of the freeway and enjoy along a paved trail that leads to downtown Avila Beach. Walk or bike. Great for all fitness levels
Bob Jones Trail
443 Front Street
Begin this easy walk right off of the freeway and enjoy along a paved trail that leads to downtown Avila Beach. Walk or bike. Great for all fitness levels
Moderate hike but worth the climb. Beautiful views of Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, and Pirates Cove in Avila Beach.
Shell Beach Bluff Trail
Shell Shell Beach Bluff Trail
Moderate hike but worth the climb. Beautiful views of Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, and Pirates Cove in Avila Beach.
Every year, monarchs west of the Rocky Mountain Range travel to small groves of trees along the California coast to overwinter. The butterflies start to arrive in late October and remain in the area until late February. Pismo State Beach hosts one of the largest overwintering congregations in the country. According to www.monarchbutterfly.org, a website funded by the Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau, more than 25,000 monarchs make the journey to Pismo State Beach every year. Some of the butterflies travel as many as 1,000 miles to get here. While in the area, the butterflies form dense clusters in the eucalyptus trees at the south end of the North Beach Campground. Clustering shelters the monarchs from the rain and wind. If you look closely at one of the many clusters, you’ll see each one of the butterflies hanging with its wing down over the one below it to form a shingle effect. This also generates heat for the cluster and keeps the cluster warm during the brisk winter months. The grove is staffed daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with docent talks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to accommodate the visitors who come from all over the Central Coast to see the butterflies. If you’re planning a visit to the grove, try to come on a fairly sunny day. If the weather is warm, some of the monarchs will break away from their clusters.
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Monarch Butterfly Grove
400 South Dolliver Street
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Every year, monarchs west of the Rocky Mountain Range travel to small groves of trees along the California coast to overwinter. The butterflies start to arrive in late October and remain in the area until late February. Pismo State Beach hosts one of the largest overwintering congregations in the country. According to www.monarchbutterfly.org, a website funded by the Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau, more than 25,000 monarchs make the journey to Pismo State Beach every year. Some of the butterflies travel as many as 1,000 miles to get here. While in the area, the butterflies form dense clusters in the eucalyptus trees at the south end of the North Beach Campground. Clustering shelters the monarchs from the rain and wind. If you look closely at one of the many clusters, you’ll see each one of the butterflies hanging with its wing down over the one below it to form a shingle effect. This also generates heat for the cluster and keeps the cluster warm during the brisk winter months. The grove is staffed daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with docent talks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to accommodate the visitors who come from all over the Central Coast to see the butterflies. If you’re planning a visit to the grove, try to come on a fairly sunny day. If the weather is warm, some of the monarchs will break away from their clusters.

Beach Fun Rentals

Rent a bike or surry and cruise around downtown Pismo. Located in downtown Pismo, near the pier. A short 3 minute walk to rental store. www.pismobeachbikerentals.net
Pismo Beach Bike Rentals
160 Hinds Avenue
Rent a bike or surry and cruise around downtown Pismo. Located in downtown Pismo, near the pier. A short 3 minute walk to rental store. www.pismobeachbikerentals.net
Learn to surf! Great lessons for all ages.
Sandbar Surf School
110 Park Avenue
Learn to surf! Great lessons for all ages.
Local surf shop offering boogie board, surf board, and wetsuit rentals. Located next to the pier.
Pancho's Surf Shop
181 Pomeroy Avenue
Local surf shop offering boogie board, surf board, and wetsuit rentals. Located next to the pier.
Central Coast Surf School
158 Addie Street
In need of a beach wheel chair? Right next door to us, at the Sandcastle Inn, they have two beach accessible wheel chairs. They will loan them to you free of charge!
Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach
100 Stimson Avenue
In need of a beach wheel chair? Right next door to us, at the Sandcastle Inn, they have two beach accessible wheel chairs. They will loan them to you free of charge!

Kayak Rentals and Tours

We are your local, full service kayak shop. Proudly offering tours of the Central Coast, camps and classes to expand your abilities, guided kayak fishing trips, rentals of kayaks, fishing kayaks, & paddleboards, and the best kayak repair crew on the coast! Central Coast Kayaks has everything you need to get on the water. We offer a wide variety of paddling gear and accessories including kayaks from FeelFree Kayaks, Jackson Kayaks, Perception Kayaks, Viking Kayaks, Vibe Kayaks, Wilderness Systems Kayaks, and accessories from the best brands today such as YakAttack, Yak-Gear, NRS, MTI Life Jackets, Werner Paddles, and marine electronics from Shark Shield, Lowrance, Raymarine, Cobra, and Standard Horizon. We also offer a large selection of fishing tackle and frozen bait. For our complete line of products or to order online, visit our online store at PRO Kayak Fishing. Central Coast Kayaks is half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco and only ten miles south of San Luis Obispo in Shell Beach. Conveniently located just off highway 101 and only a block up from the beach. Stop by, let’s have an adventure!
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Central Coast Kayaks
1879 Shell Beach Road
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We are your local, full service kayak shop. Proudly offering tours of the Central Coast, camps and classes to expand your abilities, guided kayak fishing trips, rentals of kayaks, fishing kayaks, & paddleboards, and the best kayak repair crew on the coast! Central Coast Kayaks has everything you need to get on the water. We offer a wide variety of paddling gear and accessories including kayaks from FeelFree Kayaks, Jackson Kayaks, Perception Kayaks, Viking Kayaks, Vibe Kayaks, Wilderness Systems Kayaks, and accessories from the best brands today such as YakAttack, Yak-Gear, NRS, MTI Life Jackets, Werner Paddles, and marine electronics from Shark Shield, Lowrance, Raymarine, Cobra, and Standard Horizon. We also offer a large selection of fishing tackle and frozen bait. For our complete line of products or to order online, visit our online store at PRO Kayak Fishing. Central Coast Kayaks is half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco and only ten miles south of San Luis Obispo in Shell Beach. Conveniently located just off highway 101 and only a block up from the beach. Stop by, let’s have an adventure!
Kayak Tours and Surf Lessons Kayak Tours of the Pismo Caves are just $99.99 per person Surf Lessons are just $99.99 per person or $150.00 for a private lesson Surfboard Rental for the full day or Half Day are $25.00 and ad a wet suit for a full or half day for $20.00 Boogie Boards or Skim Boards are $20.00 per day.
Pismo Beach Surf Shop
470 Price Street
Kayak Tours and Surf Lessons Kayak Tours of the Pismo Caves are just $99.99 per person Surf Lessons are just $99.99 per person or $150.00 for a private lesson Surfboard Rental for the full day or Half Day are $25.00 and ad a wet suit for a full or half day for $20.00 Boogie Boards or Skim Boards are $20.00 per day.