Grover Beach – Let the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner drop you off just steps from the sand when you visit Grover Beach. After a day of fun in the sun, gather around a crackling beach bonfire and enjoy a seaside sunset you’ll never forget.
Pismo Beach – Enjoy Classic California in a breadbowl filled with clam chowder, by hitting the waves and surfing with some famous goats or renting a beach cruiser and taking a spin along the energetic boardwalk. Or surf a different wave at the Oceano Dunes with its beachside sand dunes perfect for sandboarding, atvs and dune buggies.
Avila Beach – Stroll the pier, kayak to the Point San Luis Lighthouse, hit the links then pop into one of the wine tasting rooms located just steps from the sand. Avila Beach’s family-friendly atmosphere and seemingly endless sunny days are just what your relaxed trip is calling for.
Pro-tip: Keep your camera ready during the months of June and July because you may spot a migrating humpback whale lunging out of the water as it feeds in the harbor.
Morro Bay – Choose between deep sea fishing, standup paddleboarding the bay, surfing the waves near Morro Rock or watching sea otters, sea lions, whales and a variety of birds enjoy life on the Central Coast. Morro Bay is a throwback seaside community with a maritime heritage you can see and taste.
Cayucos – If classic surf culture and a small town are what you’re after, look no further than Cayucos. From unique events and festivals held year-round and miles of dog-friendly beach to it’s classic surf culture and small town flare, Cayucos is perfect for that slice of California charm you’ve been searching for.
Cambria – Hunt for moonstones and watch as a passing pod of whales and dolphins meander along the coastline in Cambria. Rent a bike or walk the boardwalk as you enjoy a beautiful morning amongst Monterey pines.
San Simeon – Walk the pier that once brought in shiploads of antiques and collectibles to Hearst Castle, enjoy a short hike along San Simeon Point and be sure to check out the popular Elephant Seal Vista.