Pismo Beach offers a combination of amazing dining, shopping, and a beach you'll love. Make sure you take the time to explore Shell Beach. Located on the Northern end of Pismo Beach, Shell Beach offers access to unique beaches and some excellent places to dine.
Just to the north of Shell Beach is a hidden gem called Avila Beach. With less wind and warmer water in the summer this is a popular beach destination. Avila also offers some excellent dining options. Take the time to explore See Canyon.
As you continue up the coast you will find another unique beach destination. South of Morro Bay and Los Osos is Motana De Oro State Park. Untouched beaches and amazing coastal hikes await you as you explore this gift from nature. Definitely a must see for this area. The city of Morro Bay offers some excellent restaurants as well as shopping. The beach down at Morro Rock is also a place you want to make sure you see.
Continuing up Highway 1 past Cambria you will find a piece of history. Hearst Castle is perched on the hills overlooking the coast and offers tours daily. There are lots of different types of tours you can take. If you plan to visit this area it's worth booking a tour to see this amazing piece of paradise that's tucked into the hills.
Big Sur is a famous destination worldwide. We also consider it one of our favorite places to visit. The drive along Highway 1 is an experience of a lifetime. Some of our favorite stops are Willow Creek and Sand Dollar. Sand Dollar is a destination that combines Big Sur's largest stretch of beach with a nearby canopy of Monterey pines and a campground called Plaskett Creek.