The Best Things To Do in Pismo Beach
Local Attractions & Activities
Discover some of the best things to do in Pismo Beach with the help of Sandcastle Inn. From butterflies to beaches, these memorable local attractions are waiting for you.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
An enchanting part of California’s natural history is the Monarch Butterfly migration. Located right off Highway 1 in Pismo Beach, you can find a beautiful grove of Eucalyptus Trees inhabited by these breathtaking Monarch Butterflies. Opening on October 30, 2016, the best time to spot these delicate creatures is between January and February!
Oceano Dunes offers guests of our oceanfront hotel a range of fun activities and sights in Pismo Beach. There is space for recreational activities - such as hiking, surfing, swimming, and dune buggy rides - as well as spotting rare wildlife.
The Beaches of Pismo
Pelicans, Monarch butterflies, seals, sea otters, and even whales are beautiful sights often spotted along the expansive coastline of Pismo. Enjoy plenty of parking, access to restrooms, miles of sand, and some of the best surfing in the area just minutes from our beachfront hotel in Pismo Beach!
Montana de Oro State Park
With its secluded beaches, rugged cliffs, and trails along streams, Montana de Oro State Park is a hiker, biker, and camper's haven. The golden wildflowers that bloom in the spring give Montana del Oro its name, which means "Mountain of Gold."
Edna Valley Wine Country
Pismo Beach is within reach of classic California wine country, including the Edna Valley wineries. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Viognier, and Roussanne are some of the most successful varietals produced in the region.
The Pismo Pier is the largest pier in San Luis Obispo County. Walk down the beautiful diamond-shaped platforms and enjoy breathtaking views of the coast, watch surfers, or throw a line in with the local fishermen.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Founded in 1901, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is an award-winning university that comprises 6 distinct colleges. It's located adjacent to the heart of Downtown SLO. Sandcastle Inn is a 20-minute drive to Cal Poly San Luis Obipso.