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Beautiful sunset

Sit in the gazebo along the coastal shore taking in the beautiful ocean. The sunset was so... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
leah h
Los Banos, California
Wedding place

This would be an excellent place to have a wedding. I know of some people who had their wedding... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Santa Maria, California
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Ocean Blvd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Sit in the gazebo along the coastal shore taking in the beautiful ocean. The sunset was so beautiful even with a little overcast. Park is not too big and be careful for the dog droppings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank leah h
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This would be an excellent place to have a wedding. I know of some people who had their wedding there. Beautiful ocean view with green grass around the gazebo.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rogmar4
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This view would never get old; lots of birds soaring and Pacific mammals lying around. The entire coastline here is very beautiful. There are a few places along the way to stop within 20 miles in both directions from here but small kids may get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AaronG662
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I go to this park quite often, always find a place to park and it's relaxing. The pelicans and the gulls take up residence on the rock just across from here and I have to be honest, it can be smelly sometimes. In the first...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Nancy L
Reviewed August 6, 2018

You could see lots of birds on the ocean rocks. Nice place to stop and rest. It is not crowded. I believe some people made it down to the rocky shore but this is not a particular tide pool area.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This area is west of Dinosaur Park (reviewed separately) in the Shell Beach area of Pismo Beach. There isn't a lot of parking, but this area normally isn't too busy. The cliffs and rocks are covered with pelicans and other sea birds. There is limited...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Norm G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I stopped by for a break along HWY 1. A nice place to take a walk and take in the views. Also a nice place for lunch, and photography. A lot of birds along the coast with steep cliffs. Even on a cloudy day, the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ToxicTabasco
Reviewed June 7, 2018

This is a tiny park that offers some good sunset views. You can actually get down to the beach via an access trail that is up the road a couple of blocks.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank JohnKr
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

I've seen pictures of views like this from Italy, little did I know we had such views in California! This easy walking park offered stunning views and easy access to them. If you are looking for more adventure you can hop across rocks and make...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RueMU
Reviewed May 7, 2018

A really nice park with ocean views. peaceful atmosphere.Bring a frisbee and a picnic!Free parking on the street. Great place to relax.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mabow500
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Tony C
November 14, 2015|
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Response from CentralCoastWine | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get married there. I was just there on Friday, and the area between the Gazebo and the ocean is riddled with gopher holes, so the ground is very bumpy. Here is some contact info for you. City of Pismo... More
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lunch with a view (4 Replies)
Getting married in 2 weeks at Margo Dodd Park in the later morning. Looking for a place to have lunch (2 of us) with an ocean view and outdoor patio. Already have made plans for dinner. Thanks
August 30, 2010|
Response fromsyrahgirl|
We love Lido @ the Dolphin Bay Resort in nearby Shell Beach. Marisol @ the Cliffs Resort is another nice place with beautiful oceanviews. :)