Things to Do

In Oceano
Oceano Beach
Horse Back Riding
Humvee  Dunes Tour
The Great American Melodrama in Oceano
Sand Dunes & ATV Riding

Within 20 Miles:
Bicycling, Rollerblading
Butterfly Grove

Guided Nature Hikes
Helicopter Rides
Jet Skis
Night Life


Other Central Coast Highlights:
Hearst Castle
San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens

Lopez Lake
Nearby Communitiesa
Sea Kayaking
Sports Activities
Mineral Springs
Wildlife Viewing
Wine Country

The Beach  

Come and enjoy unspoiled Oceano beaches with activities such as surfing, fishing, jet skiing, horseback riding, boogie-boarding, swimming, and of course, sunbathing. 

Sea Kayaking

Pismo and Shell Beaches offer spectacular rocks, caves, cliffs, beaches and coves that are perfect for kayaks. 

 Central Coast Kayaks (rentals): (805) 773-3500


Fishing from the Pier generally results in some good catches of red snapper and ling cod. No license is required for pier fishing, but is required for deep sea or surf fishing. Bait, tackle and rental gear are available on the pier.
Patriot Sportfishing: (805) 595-7200


Year round board and boogie-board surfing at the pier. Board and wet suit rentals available. 
Pancho’s Surf (805) 773-7100
Moondoggies Beach Club (805) 773-1995

Bicycling, Rollerblading, Surreys, Banana Bikes

Miles of bike lanes and bike trails in and through nearby Pismo Beach and along the spectacular coast await you. Free beach wheel chairs for disabled persons. 
Wheel Fun Rentals in Pismo Beach (805) 773-0197

Horse Back Riding

Ride private trails through the spectacular Oceano Dunes Horse rental is from the Pacific Dunes Ranch RV Resort. 
Pacific Dunes Riding Stables: (805) 489-8100 or 1-888-908-7787 


Quaint downtown shops feature art galleries, antiques, shells, souvenirs, clothing and more. The  Prime Outlets Mall in Pismo Beach at Five Cities Drive has over 40 fabulous outlet stores.
 Prime Outlets: (800) 980-SHOP

Sports Activities

Volleyball courts are located in Pismo Beach directly in front of the Sea Gypsy Motel at the end of Wadsworth St. Baseball diamonds are located at the end of Frady Lane. Public tennis courts are located at the corner of Wadsworth and Bello Streets in Pismo Beach.  Clay courts are at 2669 Price Street and are available hourly for a fee: (805) 773-1891.
Volleyball Courts Ernie Santa Cruz (805) 481-8334

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens

See the plants and ecosystems of the five mediterranean climate zones of the world.

Sand Dunes & ATV Riding

Our 8 miles of towering sand dunes around Oceano are often used in movie and television shows.  For the adventurous four wheel ATV riding on the dunes is a thrill not to be missed.
Angello’s ATV: (805) 473-1610 

HumVee Beach/Dunes Adventure Tour

A thrill-a-minute ride along the beach and through the dunes in a genuine Hummer in Oceano.
Pacific Adventure Tours: (805) 481-9330 

Night Life in Pismo Beach

Dining, dancing and entertainment can be found in nearby Pismo Beach.
McLintocks:  (805) 773-1892
The Cliffs Resort (805) 773-3555, 
Harry’s Night Club and Beach Bar (805) 773-1010

Mineral Springs

At nearby Avila Beach there are naturally heated mineral springs where you can swim in the pool or take a hot mineral bath.  
Avila Hot Springs:: (805) 595-2359 –
Sycamore Mineral Springs:  (805) 595-7302


Try one of the area’s world-class golf courses. Black Lake and the Avila Beach Golf Resort are with in 30 minutes of Oceano.
Avila Beach Golf Resort: (805) 595-4000
Pismo State Beach Golf Resort: (805)  481-5215
Black Lake Golf Course: (805) 343-1214
Cypress Ridge: (805) 474-7979

Monarch Butterfly Grove

At the North State Beach Campground in Pismo Beach thousands of migrating Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of Monterey pines and Eucalyptus trees  Late October til February.  A sight not to be missed. More Information

Nearby Communities

A short driving distance away is the charming Danish town of Solvang and the historic communities of Santa Ynez, Ballard, Buellton, Los Olivos, and the old village of Arroyo Grande. More Information

Lopez Lake

A short (20 minute) beautiful drive through rolling oak covered hills. Fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, windsurfing, camping, canoeing, sailing, horse back riding and jet skiing.
Lopez Lake Reservations: (805)  788-2381  
Mustang Water Slide Park (seasonal):   (805) 489-8898

Hearst Castle

This premiere “must see” visitor attraction is one of the most popular destinations in California. There are four tours daily.
Tour Reservations: 800-444-4445
International: (916) 414-8400 x 4100

Kitesurfing and Paragliding

At XtremeBigAir they simply always stay on the xtreme cutting edge of kitesurfing! so GO XTREME with us!  
XtremeBigAir: (805) 773-9200 or  
(805) 440-5151   Paragliding or Kiteboarding

Guided Nature Hikes

Guided hikes to ancient Chumash Indian sites in the dunes and elsewhere, are offered regularly by State Park Docents and the Natural History Association. 
Docents Info: (805) 772-2694


Guided bus tours to many interesting locations around the Central Coast including our fabulous wine country.
Breakaway Tours: (805) 783-2929 
Silverado Tours: (805) 474-7997

Great American Melodrama

This is one of the country’s most illustrious theaters, staging authentic Turn-of-the-Century style melodramas, comedies, musicals and thrillers. Included in all shows are wonderful vaudeville revues with dazzling song, dance and comedy. Beer, wine, desserts and dining at the in-house pub.
Great American Melodrama: (805) 489-2499

Wildlife Viewing

Oceano Dunes are home to several rare and endangered species. Frequent guided dune habitat nature walks are offered all year by State Park Docents. 
Docents Information: (805) 772-2694
Whale watching: Patriot Sportfishing: (805) 595-7200
Elephant Seals Info: (805) 924-1628

Wine Country

A short drive East on Price Canyon Road takes you to more than a dozen picturesque wineries, tasting rooms and winery gift shops in Edna and Arroyo Grande Valleys.
Breakaway Tours: (805) 783-2929 

*Photo courtesy of Pismo Beach Visitors Information Center.