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Pismo Pier

Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-4382
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“fishing poles” (13 reviews)
“nice walk” (49 reviews)
“splash cafe” (23 reviews)
Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-4382
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Reviewed yesterday

The Pismo Pier often has great views of whales and there are many fishermen. It needs proper maintenance.

Thank Grognard
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The pier is such a great place to hang out. People watching, whale watching, surfer watching....always something going on. walking alongside the pier seeing new construction...also watching people paddleboard, walk their dogs, taking pictures and occasional music entertainment. You can also walk down to beach...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the pier was undergoing renovations so we weren't able to walk along it. This was a shame as I would have liked to see the pelicans that sit at the end!

Thank 360AliT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pismo is such a fun seaside town located on the Central California Coast that a visit would simply not be complete without a lovely stroll down the Pismo Pier, enjoy!

Thank SLOFoodie398
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pier is blocked off right now but there are still wonderful benches and vendors at the Pier entrance to enjoy!

Thank ndgonz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pier area of Pismo Beach is alive with people in the late afternoon & early evening. It is quite photogenic. Great to walk around before and after a meal. The area at that time of day seemed very safe.

Thank ShibaInus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pismo beach is wonderful. There are plenty of cute, small stores and the personal is verry friendly. I even saw a seadog in the morning during my lesson in the sandbar surf school. Chantal

Thank Chantal H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pier is closed for extensive repairs. Visibly, a lot of work needs to be done. The beach was fairly crowded and dirty

Thank Kirk F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pier is currently closed, but the Pier area and beach are a must visit in the area. Come at low tide for some shell and Sand-dollar collecting. The shops are slightly overpriced, but the area is a great example of classic Beach town California.

Thank KJ D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry to say the pier is still closed for repairs. Looks like it will be a while before you can stroll to the end and enjoy the coast views, along with the whales & sea lions. You still can visit the walkways & wander down...More

Thank Mike B
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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
18 June 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Harry's Bar has live music nightly.