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Shell Beach

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Shell Beach neighborhood, as seen from the Palisades Trail on the rugged cliffs of the Cali Central Coast. They call it Shell Beach, located in between popular Pismo Beach and somewhat hidden, Avila Beach. Awesome hot springs canyon nearby, bike trails, hiking hills, several classic beach motels, plus a small, unofficial nudist beach.

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elevation: 40' population: 4,000 zip code: 93449


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San Luis Obispo County
N of Pismo Beach
on Hwy 101



  • beaches
  • biking
  • camping
  • off-roading
  • wineries
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Montana de Oro State Park
  • Oceano SVRA Pismo Dunes
  • San Luis Obispo Parks & Trails
  • Bob Jones Trail - City to Sea Trail
  • Dinosaur Caves Park
  • Pirates Cove Nude Beach
  • Pismo Pier
  • Price Historical Park
  • shell beach campgrounds

    Montana de Oro Campground
    Morro Bay State Park
    Pismo Beach Camping
    Oceano Dunes Camping Beach
    Avila Hot Springs RV Resort

    tent camping

    California Classic. Residential beach community, North of Pismo and south of Avila. Much of the neighborhood is set along steep cliffs overlooking the Pacific and the San Luis Obispo Bay. With the US 101 Highway skirting the hill and homes terraced to the sea. Shares a zip code with neighboring Pismo Beach, CA.

    nearby towns:
    Pismo Beach
    Avila Beach
    San Luis Obispo
    Grover Beach
    Arroyo Grande
    Santa Margarita
    local links:

    Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce
    581 Dolliver St. Pismo Beach, CA 93449

    Avila Valley Barn
    Lobster Diving Shell Beach
    Art in the Park
    Del's Pizzeria
    Shell Beach Surf Shop
    Pirates Cove Nude Beach
    Pismo Beach Pier

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