Introduction to Pismo Beach, California
Pismo Beach, California, in San Luis Obispo county, is 17 miles NW of Santa Maria, California and 121 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city is included in the San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,551 people lived in Pismo Beach.
Pismo Beach History
Pismo Beach was named after the Indian term used for 'tar.' The earliest known inhabitants of the area were the Chumash Native Americans.. The first post office was built in the area in 1880's. In 1888, the school district was founded. Pismo Beach was incorporated as a city in 1939.
Pismo Beach and nearby Attractions
- Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum
- San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
- Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
- Morro Bay State Park
- Montaña de Oro State Park
- Spyglass Park
Things To Do In Pismo Beach
Local museums include the San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum, the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum and the Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum. Local parks include Margo Dodd Park, Pismo Beach City Park, Ocean Park and Morro Bay State Park.
Pismo Beach Transportation
Flights are available from San Luis County Regional Airport.
Pismo Beach Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Cuesta College, the University of California-Santa Barbara and Allan Hancock College.