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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 county’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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where To Stay in Oceano & Nipomo
Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Oceano & Nipomo.
Saltwater Pool ParadiseSaltwater Pool ParadiseOceano
The Saltwater Pool Paradise is a beautiful and updated vacation rental near Pismo Beach, California on Highway 1.
Central Coast ComfortCentral Coast ComfortOceano
Central Coast Comfort is a welcoming vacation rental house for visitors to Oceano, California, a family friendly getaway.
Beachfront Breathtaking Views
Make sure your next getaway includes a stay at Beachfront Breathtaking Views, located on the Pacific and just off Highway 1 in Oceano.
Blacklake Golf Condo 1483Blacklake Golf Condo 1483Nipomo
Blacklake Condo 1483 is a golfer’s getaway dream located on California’s Central Coast, a scenic spot on the 9th hole.
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events in Oceano & Nipomo
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The Holiday Extravaganza at the MelodramaThe Holiday Extravaganza at the MelodramaOceanoNovember 17 to December 31, 2023
See Scrooge find his Christmas spirit in a heart-warming tale of holiday magic, laugh until your sides ache
Annual Gala at the Dana AdobeAnnual Gala at the Dana AdobeNipomoDecember 09, 2023
An evening of toasting to our fantastic organization and a forum for building long-lasting relationships while networking with your peers.
travel articles about Oceano & Nipomo
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Oceano Dunes District Visitor Center
This facility provides our community and park visitors with new educational opportunities.
Horseback RidingHorseback RidingOceano
Riding a horse amidst the beauty of coastal San Luis Obispo County can be a transforming experience. Get saddled up and discover a whole new perspective on our special stretch of Highway 1, from equestrian trails to vineyards.
Biplane RidesBiplane RidesOceano
Whether you're seeking a calm and serene Pier or Pier & Dunes flight, or an all-out Top Gun flight, we have something for everyone!
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 […]
where to eat in Oceano & Nipomo
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Sylvester’s Burgers ~ OceanoSylvester’s Burgers ~ OceanoOceano
It's Big, It's Hot, It's Juicy! Serious Central Coast burger nuts swear by Sylvester's, where the meaty motto is a smiling burger with Mickey Mouse-like hands and feet declaring that he's "Big, Hot 'n Juicy."
Central MarketCentral MarketOceano
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Cowgirl CafeCowgirl CafeNipomo
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Palo Mesa PizzaPalo Mesa PizzaArroyo Grande
Palo Mesa Pizza is open for dining in, pick-up, delivery and even catering. Palo Mesa Pizza Makes You Happy!
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