Dinosaur Caves Playground
||San Luis Obispo, CA|
Print Leave a comment
Dinosaur Caves Park has a bit of everything. There is a massive expanse of lawn that just beckons you to run to your heart's content. Hills stretch high to the sky and fuel your imagination further. A playground with tire swing, baby swings, boat, dolphins, seals, and whale to climb on, and colorful dinosaur eggs to hide inside just adds to the fun! Walk to the edge of the cliff and look down on sea stacks, a sea arch, and picturesque cliffs. Sit on a bench by the purple flowers at sunset and enjoy the expansive feel of this park. Because it is shielded by the hills, this playground is warmer than other areas along the coast. On Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm there is a craft market, and one Saturday a month (1-4pm) in summer this is followed by live music called Pacific Breeze Concerts at the small amphitheater.
Walk up the hill behind the amphitheater along the pretty path. Here you can stop and take in gorgeous views. You can walk all the way to The Inn at the Cove, with its cute gazebo and little secret lookouts.
While here, check out the breathtaking views at Margo Dodd Park, just down the road. And the romantic lookout at Placentia Avenue.
Dinosaur Caves Park is named after Dinosaur Caves, the amazing white caves at Pismo Beach.
Photo GalleryClick on photo to see large version
Dinosaur Caves Park is located at 2701 Price St, Pismo Beach CA 93449.
Exit Highway 101 at Spyglass Drive. Turn toward the ocean, and then immediately left on Shell Beach Rd. Follow Shell Beach Rd past a whole row of streets on the right until you come to the last one, Cliff Avenue. Turn right and park on Cliff Avenue. The park is right there on the corner of Cliff Ave and Shell beach Rd!
This is an interactive map, you can zoom and move it.
Overall Visitor Rating:
| As a young teen I lived in Grover City( 1955-60's )I enjoyed many hours playing, swimming in the area that is now a park. The caves were easily accessible by going down a man-made tunnel.|
I would never admit it then...but it was scary at first, because it became rather dark quickly until you reached to bottom, then an opening to the ocean gave enough light to see.
At higher tides, the waves would crash the interior of the cave, making it diffucult to get outside to swim. At lower tides there was a small beach next to the cliff where the cave ended
I would never think of doing such things now...smile, but a teen is 10' tall and bullit-proof.
|My son loves the play boat! This is the only park he wants to visit.|
|Wow! What a great find. I can\'t wait to explore it all. I love the dinosaur eggs!|