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South Palisades Park

San Luis Obispo, CA
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South Palisades Park, San Luis Obispo California

Description

South Palisades Park is a dream. It consists of two parks joined by a narrow path. Each park has an abundance of flowers, benches, and lawns. The views from each bench are glorious. The bluest water stretches out to Port San Luis. The hills slant up at a perfect angle. A little path leads down to the beach. Clusters of flowers greet you at every turn. A curvy paved pathway adds to the magical curves and angles everywhere. The light is lovely here- the sky a fantastic blue behind whisps of clouds. A heart-shaped planter adorns one of the benches- you can sit and think about your lover.
There are many, many weddings every weekend on this coastline, and this park is the perfect spot to hold one. The curved path is nice for kids on tricycles. And the little hills are fun for rolling down. Surfers enjoy a break here close to shore and college students gather on the beach below the park to work on their tan. This south end of this beach is below Dolphin Bay Resort Walkway.
While you're in the Shell Beach/ Pismo area: For a place to eat, check out the restaurants and the lively scene at Pismo town and pier. For some wonderful sand dunes and a monarch butterfly preserve, check out the North Beach Campground area. For a super fun playground, head over to Dinosaur Caves Park.

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Good spot to watch the surfers.
Good spot to watch the surfers.
Magic!
Magic!
Daisies, and path to the beach...
Daisies, and path to the beach...
Looking toward the western section of the park.
Looking toward the western section of the park.
Beach below South Palisades Park.
Beach below South Palisades Park.
Perfect spot for a wedding.
Perfect spot for a wedding.
A peaceful place to rest.
A peaceful place to rest.
Heart-shaped planter in front of the bench.
Heart-shaped planter in front of the bench.
Another delightful place to sit...
Another delightful place to sit...
The bench with the lovers' planter- so sweet.
The bench with the lovers' planter- so sweet.
Wildflowers and hills- what more could a girl ask for?
Wildflowers and hills- what more could a girl ask for?
Two surfers in the water at South Palisades Park.
Two surfers in the water at South Palisades Park.
Bright bougainvillea and ocean.
Bright bougainvillea and ocean.
Picnic table with a wonderful view.
Picnic table with a wonderful view.
 

Directions

For your GPS, you can use this address: 197 N. Silver Shoals Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449.
Exit Highway 101 at Spyglass Dr. Turn toward the ocean and then right on Shell Beach Rd. Turn left on Silver Shoals Dr and park at the end. The eastern section of the park begins here.
You can also park on Beachcomber Dr or Searidge Ct to access the western section of the park.

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Theresa
10/15/2009 14:50
A year ago I moved to live in Shell Beach mainly because it is a fantastic spot, great views, and not all junked up with snack bars and tacky gift shops. Glad I found this place.

Last Updated Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:41:43 GMT