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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Grover Beach.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Grover Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Santa Maria. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southeast of Grover Beach. Santa Maria has a population of 107,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is San Luis Obispo. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the north of Grover Beach and has a population of 47,500 people.

For comparison, Grover Beach has a population of 13,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Grover Beach and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arroyo Grande   [Map]   18,123   E   Less than 2 miles
Atascadero   [Map]   30,418   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Buellton   [Map]   ---   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
El Paso de Robles   [Map]   31,918   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Guadalupe   [Map]   7,370   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lompoc   [Map]   43,542   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Morro Bay   [Map]   10,635   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pismo Beach   [Map]   8,237   NW   Less than 2 miles
Solvang   [Map]   5,909   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Avila Beach   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Baywood Park   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Betteravia   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Callender   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Casmalia   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cayucos   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fairoaks   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
Los Osos   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Nipomo   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oceano   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
Orcutt   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Port San Luis   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
San Miguelito   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Santa Margarita   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Shell Beach   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Grover Beach, please visit our County-by-County Page for Grover Beach.

San Luis Obispo County ...

Grover Beach is located in San Luis Obispo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Luis Obispo County: Kern, Kings, Monterey, Santa Barbara & Ventura. The western boundary of the county is on the Pacific Ocean.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grover Beach ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Grover Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grover Beach ...

Looking for more information about Grover Beach? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grover Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grover Beach.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Grover Beach.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Grover Beach. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grover Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Grover Beach Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Grover Beach


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Grover Beach ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Grover Beach.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Oceano Co. Airport    [Map]   L52   S   Less than 2 miles
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX/KSMX)   [Map]   SMX   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Grover Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Grover Beach. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   NNE   124 miles [199.6 km]
Bob Hope Airport (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]   BUR   ESE   143 miles [230.1 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   ESE   149 miles [239.8 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   ESE   166 miles [267.2 km]
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]   SJC   NNW   171 miles [275.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX/KSMX)   [Map]   SMX   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Santa Barbara Muni. (SBA/KSBA)   [Map]   SBA   SE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Meadows Fld. (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]   BFL   ENE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Visalia Muni. (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]   VIS   NE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Oceano Co. Airport    [Map]   L52   S   Less than 2 miles
Lompoc Airport (LPC/KLPC)   [Map]   LPC   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Paso Robles Muni.(ICAO: KPRB)   [Map]   PRB   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Santa Ynez Airport(ICAO: KIZA)   [Map]   IZA   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lompoc Airport   (LPC/KLPC)   [Map]
        Website for Lompoc Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Paso Robles Muni.   (ICAO: KPRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Ynez Airport   (ICAO: KIZA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Hope Airport   (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]
        Website for Bob Hope Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
        Website for Long Beach Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Maria Public Airport   (SMX/KSMX)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Maria Public Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Barbara Muni.   (SBA/KSBA)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
        Website for Meadows Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
        Website for Visalia Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grover Beach: www.grover.org/

The official website for San Luis Obispo County: www.co.slo.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grover Beach.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Grover Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grover Beach) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grover Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grover Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grover Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1215, Longitude: -120.6203     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Grover Beach), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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