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Pismo Pier

Pismo Beach, CA
805 773 4382
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Pismo Beach
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: Fishing
Traveler Description:   The Pismo Pier is lots of fun to visit while in Pismo Beach. It is the largest pier in San Luis Obispo County and has beautiful diamond-shaped... more »
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Pismo Beach
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The pier is always fun! Great views to the south and north. When the waves are on watching the surfing is great, you're right on top of the take off spot for the south side rights! Good view of sea otters(all day) dolphins(morning) and humpback whales(summer) It's fun and free.

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San Ramon, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Nice walk out a long well maintained pier. Beautiful view of the surf and surfers. Watch for the apparent resident brown pelican he hangs out at the end of the pier. Great photo op.

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was driving down the 101 fwy heading back to Southern California and decided to stop in Pismo Beach to allow family to unwind...ended up staying there for 4 hours! Place was great and not crowed at all compared to So Cal beaches. I was able to park at the beach for free and enjoy all the attractions that the... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great views, always something going on all year even iin the winter. There are lots of shops near the pier and lots of food

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Berlin, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Probably one of the most popular beaches besides Avila beach, but much larger and less crowded. This is a great beach to walk, build a sand castle, watch the surfers etc. The dock is large and long. Fun to walk out on and watch for sea life, and take in the beautiful central coast scenery.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Nice Pier in Pismo Beach. A lot of people go out there every night where it is nice to watch one of their beautiful sunsets. But not too crowded. Maybe in the summer it gets to be crowded, but it wasn't when we were there.

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Top Contributor
683 reviews 683 reviews
146 attraction reviews
1,650 helpful votes 1,650 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

After lunch at Ventana Grill, we all headed over to the Pismo Pier for a walk with our little baby grandson. This was his first visit to the beach and we all had so much fun with him! The Pismo Pier offers beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding area and on the weekends there is a small gift shop... More

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Las Vegas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I can't remember the last time I was on a pier and didn't enjoy it. We visited both day and evening. Evening was fun because it was foggy and that added to the mystic. Just like any other pier you have your homeless hanging around but they weren't bothering anyone.

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Transcona, Manitoba, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We enjoyed watching the surfers as we walked out on the pier. There is nothing special about it other than a good place to take pictures of the bluffs where the hotels are. We did have to pay for parking near the shops and the bathrooms were not very well kept. You are able to fish here without a license... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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334 reviews 334 reviews
88 attraction reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Walking out on the wharf to watch the sun set was a perfect ending to our day. The breeze was cool but not cold and the seagulls floated around watching us to see if we would ignore the rules and toss something to them...we did not so they moved on. You could still see surfers in the waves and the... More

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