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Discover the Best of Pismo Beach

Experiences

From hiking, horseback riding, and biking to sea kayaking, surfing and wine tasting, Pismo Beach offers a wealth of immersive experiences that will dazzle nature enthusiasts, oenophiles, adventurists, families and more. We’ve got all the details on trail rides & tours, rentals, lessons and gear so you can find your adventure with ease.

Event Calendar

From signature events to elevated evenings and local happenings, make the most of your stay at Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach.

Starlight Lawn

Pool + Hot Tub

Beachfront Pool Scene

Take a dip in our glistening seaside pool or recline on a chaise lounge chair in the fresh salt-laden breeze. Order up your favorite craft cocktail from the Star Bar then drink in the ocean views and sunset over the Pacific. Unwind in the warm whirlpool at night under a blanket of stars with the crashing ocean waves as your soundtrack. Welcome to Pismo’s best beachfront pool scene.

Outdoor Pool
On-Site Outlets
Fitness Center

Gym

On-site fitness center featuring cardio equipment, free weights and other workout equipment.

Outdoor Pool

Swimming

Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-9:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Heated

Whirlpool

Located on Ocean Front Patio

Towels provided at whirlpool

Experience

Horseback Riding Adventures

The Central Coast is ranch country, home to authentic cowboys and cowgirls, and myriad amazing places to saddle up and ride. Canter along the coastline, explore the Oceano sand dunes on private trails, take in panoramic views of the Pacific on coastal ridgelines in the Pismo Preserve, or trot through the wineries and ranches of Paso Robles. On the back of a horse, you can immerse yourself in nature and discover the beauty of this incredible landscape.

King Ocean View Guest Room - Balcony

Things To Do

Bike Adventures

Pedal through Pismo’s bike friendly town, along the scenic coast or directly on the sand on our wide golden beaches. There are plenty of nearby shops to rent beach cruisers, eBikes, mountain bikes and single, double and even triple Surrey bikes for the whole family. Exciting destinations like the Pismo Preserve, the Monarch Butterfly Grove, Spyglass Park and the Dinosaur Caves are all an easy cycle away from the resort. And while cruising the Central Coast’s uncrowded coastal routes you’ll discover beautiful bluffs, empty beaches and incredible wildlife.

Boardwalk

Things To Do

Discover Our Wine Country Wonderland

The Central Coast has blossomed as a respected wine country with more than 250 vineyards helmed by unpretentious winemakers, who produce some remarkable wines from aromatic whites to big Bordeaux-style reds. Three winemaking regions lie within 30 minutes of Vespera Resort: historic Edna Valley, bountiful and lush Arroyo Grande Valley and charming Avila Valley. To the northeast, Paso Robles is another exciting wine Mecca to explore. Take a little road trip and discover the many friendly, family-owned vineyards that line the scenic country lanes or order up a bottle at the Somerset Grill to taste the terroir of our local wine country.

Somerset Bar
Outdoor Activities

Pismo Preserve, A Wilderness Sanctuary

Located just off California’s scenic Highway 101, this 880-acre preserve is a hiking, biking, and horseback riding wonderland. More than 10 miles of trails and ranch roads meander through the serene landscape, traversing oak-filled woodlands and coastal ridgelines with endless breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and coast. Open from dawn to dusk. Dogs on leash are welcome too.

Explore the Oceano Dunes

Thrill seekers should head to the Oceano Dunes Preserve, a 3500-acre, coastal dune playground for ATV adventures like no other. It’s the only California State Park that allows vehicles to drive on the beach. Off-road enthusiasts can navigate the maze of dunes, crest to the top of these massive mounds and enjoy spectacular ocean views. And if you want to skip the driving, opt for a heart-thumping Hummer Tour.

Visit the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove

Witness one of the great migrations of nature as fluttering orange and black Monarch Butterflies descend upon Pismo State Beach from late October to early February. As part of their winter escape and epic journey, thousands of Western Monarchs travel south from Canada and cluster in California’s eucalyptus trees, causing a shimmering of gold. It is a sight to behold. Docent tours & free daily talks in season.

Surf’s Up

Great surf awaits right out your door as the southside of the Pismo Beach Pier is a Central Coast surfer’s hub, known for its shapely consistent waves, gentle beach slope and epic rights. Local instructors share their passion for California’s favorite sport, whether you’re a newbie or getting ready to hang ten. The classic Pismo Beach Surf Shop, circa 1962 and adjacent to the resort, will equip you with gear.

A Paddling Paradise

Gain a new perspective of the beautiful Central Coast while paddling across the sea. Pismo Beach’s stunning coastline has a multitude of rock arches, cliffs, oceanic caves and coves waiting to be explored. Rent a kayak and paddle to the Dinosaur and Shelter caves in Pismo Beach, or take a tour to Morro Bay to see harbor seals, herons, peregrines and more. On a kayaking adventure, keep an eye out for sea otters!

ATV Tours

Thrill seekers should head to the Oceano Dunes Preserve, a 3500-acre, coastal dune playground for ATV adventures like no other. It’s the only California State Park that allows vehicles to drive on the beach. Off-road enthusiasts can navigate the maze of dunes, crest to the top of these massive mounds and enjoy spectacular ocean views. And if you want to skip the driving, opt for a heart-thumping Hummer Tour.

Family at pool
Family at pool