HI, yes it is me, F250GAL....and I do go to PISMO alot. At my webshots page there are lots of photos of PISMO....
I agree, GET RESERVATIONS before you drive over there. Schedule your arrival for low tide, and make sure you air down your vehicle and trailer tires on the way in. That way you wont get stuck. I usually go 15 on my trailer and 20 on my truck.
Pismo can be lots of fun, haul in your favorite bbq pit, bring wood for a campfire, drink beer, or break out your blender and make your favorite mixed drink. Yo Banana Boy sells water, wood, ice etc. They will also come pump out your trailer etc. and Love to camp will rent you a trailer if you dont have one.
You can swim at Pismo, but there are strong undertoe currents, and it is not advisable unless you are a strong swimmer, surfer, jet skier(yes jet ski's go there) or wind surfer. It can, and does get windy on occasion. If you have side boards for along the ocean side of your trailer....bring them. You may not need them but it is better to have them than to have to dig alot. Did I mention to bring a shovel? Yep, bring one, just in case. There are lots of people that will be willing to help you if you get stuck. Most folks are pretty friendly out there.
Now if you dont want to camp on the beach, there are a few camp grounds around, you just have to haul your toys to the beach.
I live close enough to do day trips. More often now that I am officially retired. I pull my 30' box trailer out there, air down, lock the hubs, and park above the high tide line. We pack a lunch, and snacks, spend the day, then pack up, air up and head for home.
My next big trip is a two weeker, the last week of June and the first week of July. I am SOOOOOO
looking forward to it.
I dont take my truck into the dunes, but it does tow to camp and stay on the beach. Some of my grown kids drive their trucks all over those dunes.
My only suggestion is to make sure you lock your hubs manually upon arrival to the sand. One of my daughters learned this the hard way....TWICE.....
Oh and if you dont have toys, IE quads, sand rails....you can rent them on the beach.
If you want into on Pismo...go to Friends of Oceano Dunes :: Access For All™
OK, I rambled enough, let me know how it goes.....Norma