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Spyglass Park and Hidden Beach

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, In : Beaches 
You're going to discover a hidden secret if you stumble onto this post. As a local, I've discovered that you can actually walk down from Spyglass Park but don't stop once you get all the way down. If the tides are not too high, you can curve around the bluffs to the right and find a small tiny beach! Now all of this is risky so I don't advise you to do it if the winds, weather and tides are not in your favor. I've seen a few guys with coolers traveling around those rocky trails down and then ...
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Grover Beach Hotels

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Friday, May 24, 2019, In : Beaches 

Grover Beach is part of Pismo State Beach (all part of San Luis Obispo county) but a much smaller beach, compared to Pismo Beach. There's only a couple of hotels in Grover Beach so our best suggestion is to stay at a hotel in Pismo Beach and just be a few minutes drive away from it. Walking Entry to Grover Beach is almost like a secret. Grover Beach has a dunes portion where you drive on the beach with your vehicle (for a fee), or you can walk on the non-vehicle side and park (no fee) behind ...
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Avila Beach Hotels

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Thursday, May 23, 2019, In : Beaches 
Avila Beach is located in San Luis Obispo County on the Central Coast of California. It's a small beach town with a pretty pier and a lot of character. With less than a handful hotels in the area, this makes it a quieter traveling spot but still very beautiful.


Avila Beach Hotels


Avila Village Inn

Intimate 30 room upscale Inn built and decorated in the Arts & Crafts style, located in Avila Beach on California's Central Coast. All rooms feature fireplaces and wet bar, most rooms feature a private...
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The Galley Seafood Grill in Morro Bay

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Friday, May 3, 2019, In : Beaches 
We had a visitor in town and decided to take our special guest to Morro Bay to see the Morro Rock, sea otters, seals and have some lunch at The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar


It's the ideal place to take a visitor because it is right on the bay with views of all of the above: Morro Rock, sea otters, seals and more. We saw people kayaking while we were in our seats inside the restaurant. It's such a special experience. Moreover, their food is spot on with local classics such as clam chowder, fish a...
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Avila Beach Pier and Avila Beach Farmers Market

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, In : Beaches 
The old public Avila Beach Pier is solely made out of wood and when we walked on it with my 5 year old and 2 year old sons, they stumbled a few times. It's not as smooth as the Pismo Beach Pier but it's worth trying to walk on, if you are able. The views, not surprisingly, are phenomenal.


On one side, you see the pretty homes on the hills right above the water and on the other side, you see another pier but that one's private.

We took advantage of the free beach trolley from Pismo Beach Outlets...
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Dinosaur Caves Park Cliff Views

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Friday, March 15, 2019, In : Beaches 
Located in Pismo Beach and Shell Beach is a beautiful public park called Dinosaur Caves Park. It has a large playground for the kids and amazing cliff views. There are multiple viewing points with benches and it's so easy to take beautiful pictures. I call this place heaven on earth. The kids love the playground here and I'm hesitant to let them go near the cliff so I will only walk over there with them if they are strapped into their stroller. Here are the pictures I took of Dinosaur Caves P...
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Morro Rock at Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Sunday, March 3, 2019, In : Beaches 
Morro Rock
An idyllic backdrop for Morro Bay, Morro Rock is the last of the (Nine Sisters) extinct volcanic peaks along Highway 1 from San Luis Obispo. This 576' tall landmark stands at the mouth of our harbor and is home to nesting Peregrine Falcons. The Morro Rock is huge.
You can't miss it and this volcanic plug attracts many tourists. There is a beachside right by the rock too and a trail that you can walk around alongside.

Always free. Address: 1300 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA, 93442

Sea O...

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Grover Beach: Ride your car onto the beach or walk it!

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Monday, February 25, 2019, In : Beaches 
On the Central Coast of California, in the county of San Luis Obispo, is a small beach called Grover Beach. It's part of the Pismo State Beach area but there is only one entrance in, through Grand Avenue. West Coast, at its finest, you can ride your vehicle onto the beach here if you drive right on through the toll (for a small fee). (All Grover Beach photos below were taken by SanLuisObispoMom.com.)


If you would like to go onto the beach by foot, you can do that too! In the parking lot of Fi...
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Amazing beach views in Pismo Beach, SLO

Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Saturday, January 26, 2019, In : Beaches 
Can this be true? The beautiful ocean, clean sand and peaceful setting of Pismo Beach makes one feel like they are in a dream. This is the epitome of the California dream and we're living in it. My kids and I took a stroll yesterday in PB "Pismo Beach" and here are the pictures I took from my regular Samsung phone, unedited. It is amazing here! Come visit SLO.


When I was living in San Diego, I would hear the Visit California commercial say "Where the mountains meet the sea" and I couldn't quit...
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