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About Spiral Staircase Beach Access in Pismo Beach, California

This beach gets its name from the original access which has since been dismantled. This spiral staircase was located below the Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach, but a storm damaged the bridge to the stairs and it stood unused for years. Only the central core of the stairs remains, however there are plans to replace it. Hopefully this will materialize in the coming years. Until then, the only way to get to this beach is by kayak from one of the nearby beaches like Margo Dodd Beach.

Spiral Staircase Beach is small and gone at high tide, but it used to provide access to sea caves in an area that is reachable at low tides. This is still a great place to stop and look over the edge (free parking at Ventana Grill).

Next door is the Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge which has a covered observation platform gazebo on the point in front of the hotel. Below the hotel is Elmer Ross Beach. Also nearby is the Wilmar Stair Beach Access to Pismo City Beach which is worth seeking out.

2575 Price St
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Free parking
Restaurant, Gazebo, No Facilities
Pismo Beach, US
1:10 pm, March 23, 2023
temperature icon 56°F
L: 46° H: 56°
Feels like 54.99 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 10 m/s
UV Index: 4.54
Precipitation: 0.01 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:02 am
Sunset: 7:16 pm
Humidity 68 %
Pressure1026 mb
Wind 10 m/s

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