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Pismo State Beach

Six miles of sandy beach are noted for surf-fishing, swimming, hiking and digging for the Pismo clam. The beach is located in the town of Oceano off Highway 1. Phone (805) 473-7220 for more information.

North Beach Campground: Campsite(s) 3, 4, 7, 22, 34, 45, 71, and 84 are accessible, including adjacent water stations. All combination restroom/shower buildings in the campground are accessible. Routes of travel are accessible. Where restroom parking is provided, it is accessible.

Oceano Campground: RV campsite(s) 2, 18, and 22 are accessible and have water & electrical hook ups. Tent campsite(s) 44, 71, and 80 are accessible, including adjacent water stations. Both combination restroom/shower buildings in the RV loop, and the restroom/shower buildings in the tent loop, are accessible. Parking and routes are accessible.

The Coastal Access Trail is a 1.0 mile trail that connects the North Beach Campground to the Grand Ave beach access parking area. This trail provides coastal and sand dune viewing opportunities and provides and accessible trail route connection to the butterfly eucalyptus grove. Accessible parking is provided at the Grand Ave beach parking lot and an accessible space located within the North Beach Campground. Accessible restrooms are located at the Grand Ave beach access area.

Nature Center: The visitor center features interactive, hands-on exhibits about native people, plants, and animals of the area. The visitor center is accessible, including parking, routes, and restrooms.

Butterfly Grove: Staffed by docents, volunteers, and state park interpreters from November through February, the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove hosts one of the largest overwintering Western Monarch populations. Pathways within the grove are accessible. Accessible parking for the grove is available from within the North Beach Campground.

A 300-foot paved "Nature Trail” behind the RV section of the camp passes by a native plant garden and some exhibit panels as it winds to an unmarked fishing spot overlooking the lagoon. The fishing overhang has railings 36” high and some benches. The path is accessible and the fishing site and benches are at least usable.

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