Welcome to Oceano & Nipomo

Oceano provides one of the only beaches in California where it is legal to drive.  The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) is open year-round. The area is popular with truck and dune buggy enthusiasts, as well as those looking to beat the heat, so reservations are recommended (particularly on holidays). Campsites are available year-round on the beach and in the open dune area, and include bathroom facilities. Other activities include swimming, surfing, surf fishing, and hiking the dunes to gain spectacular views of the dramatic coastline. The famous Pismo Clam can be found here, too. Clammers must have a valid fishing license and rigid measuring tool (clams must measure at least 4 1/2” to be harvested), and the bag limit is 10 Pismo clams. Even without the appropriate vehicle, visitors can still enjoy thrill rides on the Oceano Dunes with touring companies like Pacific Adventure Tours who do all the driving in their fleet of real USMC Humvees.

If driving on the beach isn't your thing, ride horseback on the beach. For those who have always wanted to stay, play and gallop on the beach, Pacific Dunes Riding Stables makes riding horseback a fun and safe bucket-list experience. The ranch offers one-hour trail rides on the beach and dunes with their own horses and gear, led by an experienced guide. Overnight boarding is also available for those bringing their own horse, as well as an arena and round pen. Pacific Dunes Riding Stables includes full hookup RV sites for long-term stays, as well as a clubhouse, game room and meeting room. The Ranch boasts a large barbecue area and picnic tables with magnificent sunset views.

For the golf enthusiast, Play a round in three of the country’s finest golf courses, all in one destination. Each of Nipomo’s three golf resorts boasts world-class courses and amenities. A high-end golf resort with a laid-back vibe, Blacklake Golf Resort offers 27 holes in three nine-hole layouts for a unique golfing experience that challenges even the best golfer’s game. Monarch Dunes Golf Club includes a traditional 18-hole course as well as a challenge course comprised of 12 three-par holes. At Cypress Ridge, enjoy an award-winning championship course (also a Peter Jacobsen Signature Course) voted one of Golf Digest’s “Best Places To Play” (and one of the Central Coast’s most sought-after wedding venues). All three resorts offer private instruction, while Blacklake and Monarch Dunes each also offer dining options.

Things to do in Oceano & Nipomo

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Events in Oceano & Nipomo

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Dec
14
The Holiday Extravaganza
November 21 to December 31, 2019
Oceano
This three part evening opens with a heartwarming one-act version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
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Dec
14
CCPSA Holiday Open House Extravaganza
December 13 to December 14, 2019
Los Osos
Come and enjoy some light holiday-themed refreshments, learn about your favorite local state park, shop for exceptional holiday gifts and take advantage of exclusive sale items. December 13th, 11am – 2pm at the Monarch Grove, Pismo State Park, 400 S. Dolliver St, Pismo Beach. Stroll through the Monarch Grove and shop the Trailer store for […]
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Dec
28
Holiday Hike
December 28, 2019
Guadalupe
The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center will host a holiday hike
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Jan
2
SLO County Restaurant Month
January 02 to January 31, 2020
SLO County
SLO County Restaurant Month celebrates the culinary talents and local cuisine of more than 40 area restaurants.
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Where to Eat in Oceano & Nipomo

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The two old railroad cars that house this old-fashioned American diner aren't the only attraction here.  More Details
Local. Lovely. Lively.
Welcome to the contemporary yet relaxed Adelina's Bistro & Market Place, where you'll enjoy regional cuisine made fresh daily using hte best local, organic produce. More Details
Beach Burgers in Oceano is serving up great burgers, fries - seasoned steak, sweet potato or beer battered.  More Details
Big portions and small prices! Everything at Rancho Viejo is made fresh with the flavor and quality you only get with homemade. More Details
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Where to Stay in Oceano & Nipomo

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Welcome to your own private vacation suite where luxury extends all the way to the water's edge. More Details
Located just four blocks from the entrance of Oceano Dunes and two miles to Pismo Beach. More Details
Swiss Chalet style Oceano beach home is ideal for those who wish to be located just steps to beach access at an affordable cost. More Details
This house offers a casual, fun atmosphere for all, with multiple entertaining areas indoors and out. More Details
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