Pismo Beach was one the Clam Capitol of the world
Mural on the side of the famed Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach, CA, from when clams were king.
Welcome to Pismo Beach, the central California coastal town of 8,000 people, known for 18 miles of wide undeveloped coast,. drtamatic cliffs and caves and the ability to drive your car on the sand. Join us for a Photo Tour of Pismo Beach.
A view of the wide sands of Pismo Beach, from a nearby cliff.
Clams are the symbol of Pismo Beach, which once claimed to be the clam capitol of the world. In the 1990s, clams started disappearing from Pismo, but clams remain as the mascot.
A surfer enters the morning waves of Pismo Beach
The Splash Cafe is one of the most popular restaurants in Pismo Beach, attracting long lines for their clam chowder
Underneath the Pismo Beach Pier, which has just re-opened after an 18-month restoration project
Sunset under the rocky cliffs of Pismo Beach
A shiny blue lifeguard station near the Pismo Beach Pier
Pelicans are plentiful in Pismo Beach. Here's a collection of them.
A local T-shirt shop
The Sand Dollar is a sea shell found on Pismo's beaches
Sunset and an aggressive surf in Pismo
Welcome to the beach
The cliffs and caves of Pismo Beach
A pelican soars over the Saturday afternoon beach crowd in Pismo Beach
The rocky coast
Don't be crabby
Birds soaring together
Morning in front of the Sandcastle hotel
The nearby dunes in Oceana, where cars are allowed to drive on the sand.