It is known for its fishing pier, beautiful beach and historical buildings. Many of the buildings left over from the prospering old town still stand as a variety of shops such as restaurants, antique stores, and speciality items. The sandy beach offers mild weather, watersports such as surfing and swimming, and tidepooling. Lifeguards are on duty during peak summer months. Junior lifeguard training is available through the County Parks of San Luis Obispo.
There are picnic tables, play equipment, restrooms, and outside showers available. The pier is lit for night fishing and a fishing license is not required while fishing on the pier.