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Holidays in Pismo Beach

Seafood, surfing and sunshine

This beautifully retro waterfront spot is where lazy beach days and visits to family wineries meet sand-duning and horse-riding adventures. The annual Clam Festival and evenings dining on clam chowder are perfect ways to enjoy what Pismo is most famous for.

Watch the surfers catch the early morning waves on a walk along Pismo Beach Pier, all whilst enjoying a warm beverage from a local café. In the evening, enjoy a delightful meal in one of Pismo's many beachside eateries, packed with local produce and fresh seafood. Be sure to request a table by the window in order to get the best views of Pismo Beach's incredible sunsets. 

We fly to Los Angeles daily

11 hour flight
London Heathrow
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You can also fly from Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Belfast on one of our partner airlines.


Travelling to Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is approximately 180 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport. 


Pismo Beach is an idealic spot to take a break from the driving during your Pacific Coast road trip. Enjoy the best of the beach whilst also exploring all that San Luis Obispo has to offer. 

Hotels in Pismo Beach

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See more of the West Coast

What's better than a holiday? Two holidays, three, or even four - all within one trip! USA has so much to offer, so let yourself see more of it whilst you're here.

Pismo Beach is an idyllic spot to take a break from the driving during your Pacific Coast road trip. Enjoy the best of the beach whilst also exploring all that San Luis Obispo has to offer. Whether you want to put together a planned itinerary, or book a fly-drive and see where the road takes you, we can help.

Flydrive holidays

Flydrive Holidays

Perhaps you're not sure where you want to stay just yet, or how long you want to spend in each place. Simply book your return Virgin Atlantic flights, combined with car hire, for your desired duration, and see where the roads take you!

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Road Trips

Our experts can help you plan the perfect road trip, to include Pismo Beach, and some other great surrounding destinations. Have a look at our Classic West Coast Road Trip to give you some inspiration.

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Essential information for Pismo Beach

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Flight information
11h 10m
Los Angeles (LAX)
Direct flight
Getting around
Virgin Atlantic fly twice daily to Los Angeles
are our main partner airline

Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa. Please make sure that you have this approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday.

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Getting to Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is on Pacific Coast Highway (often abbreviated to PCH) north of Los Angeles but accessible if travelling south too. Approximately 180 miles from Los Angeles airport and approximately 292 miles from San Francisco airport. 

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We've been arranging holidays since 1985 and are the largest, most successful transatlantic tour operator, and market leader for travel to the USA and the Caribbean.


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Once you've made it to your destination, our Resort Experts and Support Teams are on hand for any questions or concerns. Your holiday is our priority.

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