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Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area

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Pier Avenue, Oceano, CA
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All reviews oceano dunes off road soft sand great place to ride sand dollars day pass taking pictures unique place year olds rent an atv dune buggy wheel drive fun driving beautiful beach rental place pismo beach super fun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am spending the winter months reviewing our trips from last summer and planning adventures for this next year, and I will never forget driving on the beach at Oceano Dunes. California has so many regulations, that I could not believe this is a beach...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

It’s easy to unplug and get away from your devices at this spot. You’re right on the beach, go riding on ATV rentals and enjoy the ocean, dunes and family. It is possible to drive in and camp directly on the beach or just stay...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to find you can pay $5.00 and drive on the beach all day. ATV & UTV Rentals also available on the beach. Pet friendly! Beautiful sunsets!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Belinda R
Reviewed September 29, 2019

We have never driven at the beach toge and in the same time we came from the country with no sea, so it was really great experience for us. Having rented car, we skipped dunes of course. In spite of that we had great time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Thomasero
Reviewed August 26, 2019

When we researched Oceano Dunes all we found was smiles and great reviews. ATV offloading vehicles and the beach sounds like a amazing time. We have a Titan 4X4 so we loaded up our ATVs and Pismo Beach here we come. We entered off of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank MELO E
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

We came here with a Subaru Outback and got here around 8pm so it was already getting dark. We asked questions about what if we get stuck and where to park. It was $5 to get in and we thought it was worth it just...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank sunsunminmin
Reviewed July 31, 2019

Visited in July. The beach was very windy in the late afternoon around 4. Feels cold when it gets windy. But digging your feet into the sand is warmer than walking on surface. The beach is still very clean and let's all help preserve it!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

A fun day at the beach. We drove down and took a spot in the sun along side the water. We tied the dog out and gave her some shade and water- she played ball in the sand and we played Corn Hole. We looked...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Serendipity5333
Reviewed June 8, 2019

We have never driven on a beach before and this was just a blast! It cost us $5 for a full day pass. We had so much fun driving around taking pictures checking out all the buggy's.We only spent and hour there but it is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank aclel29348
Reviewed May 8, 2019

This place is so much fun. If you're looking for the whole "drive and camp on the beach" experience, this is 100% what you're looking for. Some of the information online is conflicting and a bit confusing (there are different beach areas, some state and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from Bzymamacee | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing it is ok..keep in mind that there is a separate place if you want to stay overnight...we were at the daily beach and there were all kinds of vehicles parked there....not sure what the requirements are for the... More
May 11, 2018|
Response from meghanv21 | Reviewed this property |
Just stay on hard sand. The ranger will tell you where not to drive past. We took our RWD sprinter van and were fine.