About Pismo Beach Pier Beach in Pismo Beach, California
Pismo Beach Pier juts out into the Pacific from the center of the Pismo Beach city waterfront giving visitors a grand view of the beach. Pismo Beach (the beach) is best known for fishing, surfing, sunbathing, and digging clams. The “famous” Pismo Clam is now protected so consult local regulations and get a fishing license before digging for them.
North of the pier there is an area with sand volleyball courts below Cypress Street. Farther north is another beach access at the Wilmar Stairs where you’ll find white cliffs and several sea caves.
If the wind is up, then kiteboarders might be out in the surf with the surfers at Pismo City Beach. The beach along this shoreline is wide and long so you could walk south on sand for days to the headlands near Point Sal (a distance of 15 beach miles!). A shorter walk idea is to combine a walk out the pier (half mile round trip to the end) with the boardwalk promenade along the waterfront.
There is a public parking lot next to the pier at the west end of Pomeroy Avenue. Another parking lot at the end of Addie Street gives access to the south part of Pismo City Beach near Pismo Creek where birds can be seen and photographed. Nearby there are campgrounds, trails and many activities in Pismo State Beach.
- Pomeroy Ave & Cypress St
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
- City Beach
- Pet Details
- Dogs allowed on leash on the beach, but not on the pier
- Fees for parking
- Surfing, Fishing, Bodyboarding, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Volleyball, Walking, Beach Walking, Sunbathing, Swimming, Kiteboarding, Birdwatching, Clam Digging
- Fishing Pier, Boardwalk, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Showers, Lifeguard, Volleyball Courts, Playground, Benches, Rentals, Creek, Lagoon
Great history of clams at Pismo Beach including their possible rebound.
Clams have been surfacing on the beach and that’s a good thing.