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Pismo Pier

Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-4382
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“great beach” (16 reviews)
“splash cafe” (23 reviews)
“watch surfers” (14 reviews)
Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-4382
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Pismo pier is a very pleasant spot if you need to entertain yourself for an hour. There are affordable restaurants, typical souvenir shops and beautiful ocean views. We have visited on several occasions and found that it is far more pleasant off season than...More

Thank RPG625
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place, Pismo beach, surfers, waves, sun. There is a nice boardwalk along the beach and then walking on the beach is great with the sand, and surf.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local, most people view the Pier as more of tourist thing, especially with all the shops that are nearby. While the views here are quite nice, finding parking here is always a hassle. Compared to Piers & Boardwalks that are found in Coney...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking along the boardwalk is great ! The pier is under construction, and will be a great addition to your walk when it's completed

Thank THFromOmaha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure why in my head Pismo would be like Santa Monica Pier. It’s not! It’s sort of run down with a lot of old restaurants and souvenir shops dotting the main drag. The crowd feels a little shady. We did eat at Woolys...More

Thank OrangeCountyJay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brings back so many memories from my past. Its a have to stop for me and my family..the pier is closed for up grading.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pier is being renovated now but that doesn’t stop it from being so much fun. New hotels are being built including a brand new Marriott. It is going upscale. The ocean views from the pier are breathtaking. A walk along the pier will talk...More

Thank SimbaTheExplorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has been recommended by so many people we had to come for a visit. Only to find that it's closed. It's unsafe and they are doing construction to repair it but no set time to reopen. Beach is accessible but the amazing views from...More

Thank OnTheRochs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stop by for half an hour or so to watch the world go by. Decent parking close by and a few nice restaurants as well.

1  Thank Droggs
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Always lots happening Big at the Pusmo pier! Beautiful crashing waves, crazy gulls trying to steal your lunch, and amazing food everywhere!

Thank Landseer8770
Nearby Restaurants
The Oyster Loft
187 reviews
.07 km away
Splash Cafe
1,480 reviews
.18 km away
Cool Cat Cafe
386 reviews
.17 km away
Mo's Smokehouse BBQ
499 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
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Pismo Beach Premium Outlets
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Sans Liege Wines
15 reviews
.49 km away
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Angela M
1 September 2017|
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31 October 2016|
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Response from Xcri | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple of alternatives that will be perfect for you. So don't worry. And have a great time.
18 June 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Splash Cafe just one block up from the pier has the BEST clam chowder on the planet. They won the clam chowder cookoff 10 years in a row and stopped entering. Don't bother with the bread bowl...just order the next size... More