Discover the best top things to do in San Luis Obispo County, United States including Piedras Blancas, Olde Port Beach, Moonstone Beach, Morro Strand State Beach, William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, Pismo State Beach, Eldwaylen Ocean Park, Avila Main Beach, Pismo State Beach, Fisherman's Beach.
5.0 based on 722 reviews
We visited the elephant seal rookery of Piedras Blancas in mid-April. We learned while we were there that the large males (5000 pounds) with the extended noses (proboscis ) would not be on the beach at this time of the year. The elephant seals on the beach would be females and adolescents using the beach as a place to molt. This was a great experience. We visited the boardwalk during the evening and then returned to the same area in the morning. We witnessed more activity in the morning session. The boardwalks extend both north and south of the parking lot. There were seals in the water, seals on the beach, seals sleeping, seals climbing over each other, and seals sparring with each other. This was just a great experience, especially for a person from the Midwest. The area has great signage on the road so a person can easily find the rookery, located a few miles north of San Simeon. Brochures and informational bulletin boards provides you with education about these sea mammals. No fee associated with parking or accessing the viewing area.
4.5 based on 300 reviews
We went there on Christmas Day 2020 and went when the tide was going out - the perfect time for collecting sand dollars - as there were thousands of them everywhere! Small (free) parking lot at the beach and a short walk through the sandy trail gets you to the wide open beach which was pretty empty of people. Note that dogs are not allowed on the beach (though we saw some people out there with dogs, who may have walked over from neighboring beaches where dogs are allowed). When you go, be ready for potential winds (i.e., you may want to check the tides and weather before going).
4.5 based on 164 reviews
We were spending a few days in Morro Bay after staying home for six months because of the pandemic. It was easier to travel in our RV which was like taking our 'house' with us. We bought some pies and quiche from Linn's Easy as Pie in Cambria and had a picnic lunch right here at the beach in our RV. What a great view to go with our delicious lunch! Entrance was free as we told the ranger that we were just stopping for lunch. There were not many people there which made it even better for us.
4.5 based on 121 reviews
We were visiting the Butterfly Sanctuary and walked along the boardwalks to Pismo State Beach in Oceano. Lovely beach where you can actually drive your car on to the sand!
4.5 based on 36 reviews
Shell Beach is a wonderful throw back in time Cali beach village. This park has wonderful sunsets and is never overcrowded. If you have time go down to the rocky beach at low tide and explore the tidal areas.
4.5 based on 123 reviews
My all time favorite beach. Might take a couple minutes, but parking always possible. Always warmer than neighboring beaches. Dogs allowed in morning, but not 10 - 5.
4.5 based on 19 reviews
Away from the town of Pismo there are few crowds. Very wide sandy beach fabulous for walking. Dogs on leashes. Highly recommended.
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