Fun places for visitors to Pismo Beach, California include Pismo Beach Pier, Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, Hearst Castle and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Montana de Oro State Park and Morro Bay State Park both offer hiking, water recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities to outdoor enthusiasts.
Pismo Beach Pier is a long structure located on the 60-acre Pismo State Beach. It is a good spot for whale spotting during the creature's migration season. Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is a 3,600-acre off-road area for Hummer and ATV enthusiasts to drive as wildly as they desire. Vehicle rentals are available from Pacific Adventure Tours and Extreme Hummer Adventures. Swimmers, surfers and wildlife watchers also visit the park.
Hearst Castle is a large seaside building on 82,000 acres and 18 miles of coastline. The building and grounds are notable for their architecture, lush furnishings and large displays of art and artifacts. A theater introduces visitors to the history of the property. Tours of the castle and property are available. Visitors can purchase reserve tickets online on the Hearst Castle website.
During migration season, millions of monarch butterflies visit the eucalyptus trees at Monarch Butterfly Grove. The area is located close to Pismo Beach.