We had heard lots of good things about the central coast of California, and Pismo Beach in particular. Between “Top Gear” episodes filmed here and lots of RV bloggers that visit the area, we knew it would be a good spot the check out the California central coast.
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort had good reviews, and offers a weekday “get 4 days for the price of 3” deal that offsets the narrowness of some of the sites.
We managed to get a nice long site on the outside edge of the park that was next to a play area, giving it a little extra width, too.
The RV Park is very clean, with nice wide roads,
and beautiful facilities.
Access to the beach is great,
and it’s just a short walk to the little downtown district of Pismo Beach.
We met him for dinner today, and had a really nice visit. It was good seeing you again, Jake!
California is beautiful right now, with all the flowers in bloom . . . and we saw plenty of them around town!
The State Beach at Pismo Beach still allows vehicles on the beach (Nicolas and Bryce knew this!), so we took a drive to the state park beach to see if anybody was out there. We didn’t really need to drive – our RV Park actually borders the state park beach . . . but the vehicle beach is a little further south.
There were a few people on the beach, but Tom wasn’t interested in taking our car out there . . . and it was so windy, we didn’t stay long!
Even with the winds, the sand was still warm!
We visited the little neighboring town of Arroyo Grande, where we found the resident roosters,
and a swinging bridge.
We walked around the little historic downtown area and visited a few shops before making our way back to Pismo Beach.
Another day, we took a drive north on the Pacific Coast Highway through several small coastal towns, until we reached the beach known as Elephant Seal Beach.
There’s a parking lot on the side of the highway, but the beach area is fenced off so that nobody can go down and bother the seals. We stood and watched for a while – most of them were just resting, but there were a few playful ones, too.
They reminded us of dogs, the way they lay around on their backs or on their sides . . . so cute!
It was a beautiful drive along the coast, and the views were spectacular!
Back at Pismo Beach, we’ve enjoyed some great sunsets over the Pacific Ocean the last couple of days!