Shell Beach Panoramic Walk
||San Luis Obispo, CA|
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This is one of the most beautiful spots on earth! It is on the grounds of the Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge but the public can take a stroll here. On one side of you are sea stacks jutting out of the blue-green sea. On the other side, the waves roll into Pismo Beach. There are two gazebos, both with wonderful views of the sea below and the sound of sea gulls calling out. This is probably one of the nicest places one could get married and almost every time I've been here there's been white chairs set out for a wedding (the air is cold though). As you walk along you look down at steep rock cliffs where pelicans stand on ledges and the ocean crashes and swirls against the rock walls. It is mesmerizing. Flowers dot the path. If you want to walk further, you can walk along Price St. There are several restaurants along this stretch of road that also have marvelous views.
For access to the beach, walk east to Seacrest Hotel. There are public stairs and a handicapped lift. You can explore the amazing Pismo Caves at the beach below.
If you're hungry, check out the restaurants in Pismo town.
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Shore Cliff Lodge is located at 2555 Price Street, Pismo Beach CA 93449, call (805) 773-4671.
When traveling north, exit Highway 101 at Shell Beach Rd/Mattie Rd. Turn toward the ocean, go under the freeway, and then turn left at the end, on Price Street. There is a parking lot on your right.
When traveling south, exit Highway 101 at Price Street. Turn right and there will be a parking lot on your left. Because the cliffs recently eroded, you have to walk through the hotel lobby to get to the lookout.
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|I know this view well. we lived in here for 5 years we spent many hours riding our bikes along the coast from here to Santa Barbara, but Shell Beach is our favorite, maybe someday we'll be back...|
|Wow! Great rocks!|