Living & Visiting

In this section you will find helpful information for the residents of the City of Pismo Beach. Please refer to the links on the left for the information contained in this section.
Welcome to the City of Pismo Beach!
The City of Pismo Beach was founded in 1891 and incorporated in 1946. It is located mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco with a population of 8,000. Pismo Beach is a recreation and tourism-oriented town with over 65 restaurants and more than 30 hotels, motels, inns, and RV parks.

Visitor Activities
Visitors enjoy a myriad of activities, including:
  • Bicycling
  • Bowling
  • Exploring tide pools, coves, and caves
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Miles of beautiful and clean beaches
  • Scuba diving
  • Tennis
  • Walking through the Monarch Butterfly Grove
Enjoy the 1200-foot Pismo Pier for sightseeing, walking, fishing and seeing the great sunset.

Special Events
Pismo Beach holds a variety of special events, including:
  • 4th of July Fireworks Show
  • Band Review
  • Car Show
  • Clam Festival
  • Jubilee-by-the-Sea Dixieland Jazz Festival
In this section you will find helpful information about visiting in the City of Pismo Beach. Please refer to the links on the left for the information contained in this section.
  1. Nomination Period for 2016 City Council and Mayor Candidates

    The candidate nomination period opens July 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. for the November 2016 election of two City Council Members and a Mayor. The filing deadline is August 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (extended to August 17 if an incumbent does not file). Read on...
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