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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

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The Kaleidoscope Inn and Gardens is a scenic and welcoming bed and breakfast on California’s Central Coast. More Details
The Oceano Inn awaits your arrival to this scenic, coastal spot along the Pacific Ocean on Highway 1 in California. More Details
A Nature Preserve Nearby makes this vacation rental near Pismo Beach, California, a scenic option for families. More Details
The Saltwater Pool Paradise is a beautiful and updated vacation rental near Pismo Beach, California on Highway 1. More Details
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Events in Oceano & Nipomo

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The Holiday Extravaganza at the Melodrama
November 17 to December 31, 2022
Oceano
See Scrooge find his Christmas spirit in a heart-warming tale of holiday magic, laugh until your sides ache
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Dec
4
Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves
May 01 to December 04, 2022
Pismo Beach
Featuring over 50 artisan vendors, food booths, music and amazing views right on the cliffs in Pismo Beach.
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Annual Gala at the Dana Adobe
December 10, 2022
Nipomo
An evening of toasting to our fantastic organization and a forum for building long-lasting relationships while networking with your peers.
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Feb
25
Nipomo
Music director and violinist Scott Yoo takes you on a tour behind the music of Faure's Piano Trio in the newly constructed Dana Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo.
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Where to Eat in Oceano & Nipomo

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Welcome to the contemporary yet relaxed Adelina's Bistro & Market Place, where you'll enjoy regional cuisine made fresh daily using hte best local, organic produce. More Details
A Fiesta and a Feast … at Old Juan’s Cantina More Details
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