People are always asking me about where I live, Pismo Beach, CA.
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 around 8000. Pismo Beach is a recreation and tourism-oriented town with over 65 restaurants and more than 30 hotels, motels, inns and RV parks. It’s roots are in clamming, but some say it is “a quaint drinking town with a serious surfing problem.”
Visitors enjoy a myriad of activities including golfing, bicycling, walking through the Monarch Butterfly Grove, tennis, horseback riding, scuba diving, bowling, hiking, miles of beautiful and clean beaches, exploring tide pools, coves, and caves. And, of course, surfing! Enjoy the 1200-foot Pismo Pier for sightseeing, walking, fishing and seeing the great sunsets.
Pismo Beach holds a variety of special events including the 4th of July Fireworks Show, Clam Festival, Band Review, Car Show and Jubilee-by-the-Sea Dixieland Jazz Festival. The above video is a great overview of the area.