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Things To Do In Pismo Beach

Enjoy an unforgettable vacation at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach. Whether you’re up for a fun-filled escape or you prefer to just snooze on the beach, you’ll enjoy a wide range of activities and things to do in Pismo Beach

Wondering what to do during your stay in Pismo Beach? Lounge the day away by our oceanview outdoor heated swimming pool. Or soak up some sun, sand, and surf from our private access beach.

Once you decide to venture out and explore Pismo Beach, our friendly guest services staff is available to arrange for tee times, adventure activities, sightseeing tours, and countless other fun things to do during your stay in Pismo Beach.


What does a great day on the beach look like? Surfing, swimming, sandcastles, and a relaxing stroll along the sandy shoreline, of course. Step off the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel’s lawn onto the pristine stretch of Pacific Ocean beach right in our backyard, take a shoreline stroll down to the vibrant Pismo Pier or head over to Avila Beach to enjoy the beauty of the cove and the gentle, rolling surf.  

Please click here for more information about beaches in San Luis Obispo County.

Check out this amazing "birds eye view" video of Pismo Beacgh. Explore your favorite beachfront California destination through this Flying over Pismo Beach video. This video encapsulates the best of Pismo Beach including, the iconic Pismo Pier, Dinoasaur Park, Edna Valley Wine Country, extraordinary views of the coastline, and of course, the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel!

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle® is a must-see for any California visitor.  It was originally built as a private estate for publisher William Randolph Hearst. Today it is open to the public daily for guided tours (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days) and is owned and operated by the California State Parks Department.

Various tours are available but allow at least 3 hours time for your Hearst Castle visit. Hearst Castle® Tour Reservations are very strongly recommended and can be made through the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel or directly by calling (800) 444-4445 or online at

For driving directions, map and mileage to Hearst Castle, please visit

Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a nationally ranked, public university located in San Luis Obispo just minutes from our Pismo Beach California hotel. With more than 18,000+ students, an excellent academic reputation, a unique learning environment, and a 6,000-acre main campus nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is a popular choice for students from around the world.

Visit the Cal Poly website.

Phone: (805) 756-1111

Wine Tasting “Wine-n-Waves” Style

San Luis Obispo County boasts over 300 wineries, stretching from Paso Robles to Arroyo Grande.  The two regions are as distinct in the wines made as they are in their weather patterns.  But one thing remains the same - quality wines made in a hands-on artisan fashion with a total emphasis on delivering the California lifestyle.

The SLO wine region of Edna Valley is not more than 10 minutes from the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. Here, the climate is cool enough for buttery Chardonnays and complex Pinot Noir, among other varietals.

The Paso Robles area is home to the majority of wineries in San Luis Obispo County, where the weather and terroir are conducive to producing bold reds of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and many Rhone varietals.

Create the perfect combination of Wine and Waves when you stay at the beach and enjoy a trip inland to taste our award-winning wines.

View a list of some of our favorite wineries.

April 25, 2015 Taste of Pismo

June 5-7, 2015 Chardonnay Symposium

Golf Courses

Take your buddies or meeting partners out to the most spectacular golf courses in the United States! Explore the lush ground of our favorite local golf resorts in the Pismo Beach area!

 Avila Beach Golf Resort

6464 Ana Bay Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 595-4000
7.3 miles from the SeaCrest

Cypress Ridge Golf Course
780 Cypress Ridge Pkwy, Arroyo Grande, CA
(805) 474-7979
8.9 miles from the SeaCrest

Monarch Dunes Golf Club
1606 Trilogy Pkwy, Nipomo, CA
(805) 343-9459
13.5 miles from the SeaCrest

 Blacklake Golf Course

1490 Golf Course Ln., Nipomo, CA
13.7 miles from the SeaCrest

Oceano Dunes

About 10 minutes South of the SeaCrest, you'll find the beloved Oceano Dunes! Whether you have "toys" or not, the Oceano Dunes is the only California State Park where you can drive right ontl the beach! Make this adventure extra special and contact local rental companies such as Pacific Adventure Tours or Xtreme Hummer Adventures and rent ATVs or take a Hummer tour through the dunes.