Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is
the top tourist attraction in the city
of Oceano. Located near Grover Beach, it
is unique among its peers and nowhere is
that more evident than Pier Street. Gateway
Post 1 to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is
the entry point where cars and vehicles pay a fee
to drive on the beach. Passenger cars can drive on a small portion of the beach
but many are not sand-ready to drive to
the dunes for camping and off roading. Sand dune terrain
is best accessed with 4-wheel drive vehicles.
Pier and Grand Avenue are the two entrances to the beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA).
A restaurant at the Grand Avenue entrance
provides breakfast, lunch and dinner
pretty much on the dunes or just at the
The beach entrances are located a few miles south
of Pismo Beach off Interstate Highway 1
Post 2 is one mile south of the Pier
Avenue beach ramp as the southernmost
access point, and Posts 2 through 7 are included in the 5.5-mile driving areas for off-highway vehicles.
One of the most popular escapes for
Californians and especially inland folks
from Bakersfield seeking relief from the
heat, the beach totally buzzes on weekends,
making the seemingly quiet gem one of
the most popular getaways.
Permitted on the beach are dogs, horses, bonfires,
ATVs, and of course you can fish from
the beach with a license. Because
of the wind, these beaches tend to offer
some of the best kite & windsurfing
opportunities along the coast. The water
can be choppy and cold--not ideal for
swimming--but for other water sports
such as surfing, the currents offer
great rides and challenges when you wear
a wetsuit. -parks.ca.gov
Hotels: The best selection of hotels
happen to be in Pismo Beach. There you
can choose from around 20 properties.