Pismo Beach is famous for the Pismo Clam. At the turn of the century up to 40,000 clams were harvested per day! In 1911 harvesters werelimited to 200 clams per person, now with a license, they may pick only ten a day. A fun clam festival is held every Autumn..
The town's wonderful beaches stretch for eight glorious miles south to the Santa Maria River. Extensive sand dunes shelter birdlife, wildflowers and plants. During the 1930s and 40s the dunes were a draw for film makers, as they were compared to the Sahara Desert, the most famous movie set here was The Sheik, starring silent screen idol Rudolph Valentino.
Today, Pismo Beach is a great beach to stroll along, enjoy the dunes in four-wheel ATV's, horseback ride, body surfing, fish or watch the sun go down from the pier.
If you can drag yourself away from the beach, visit the family owned Pismo Beach Winery and enjoy sampling the wonderful wines from this region.
California Coastal Cool
California Family Fun Adventure - As featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
California Coast Fly Drive
California Coast and Heavenly Hawaii
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford