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Pismo Beach, California

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Welcome to Pismo Beach ...

The coastal city of Pismo Beach is located in San Luis Obispo County.

A typical abbreviation for Pismo Beach: Pismo Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Pismo Beach has a population of 8,237 people<1> (see below for details).

Pismo Beach was incorporated April 25, 1946.

The community of Pismo Beach is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Pismo Beach lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pismo Beach is located in the (805) area code.

The ZIP codes for Pismo Beach: 93448-93449<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pismo Beach had a population of 7,655 people. This makes Pismo Beach the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Pismo Beach represents 0.02% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 391st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,655 people, the population of Pismo Beach decreased 10.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,551 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Pismo Beach had an population of 8,237 people. This is an increase of 7.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.67% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pismo Beach.

Communities near Pismo Beach ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pismo Beach and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Avila Beach   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Baywood Park   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Callender   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Guadalupe   [Map]   7,370   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Morro Bay   [Map]   10,635   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nipomo   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pismo Beach.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pismo Beach. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pismo Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pismo Beach.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pismo Beach:

Websites for Pismo Beach ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pismo Beach ...

Looking for more information about Pismo Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About San Luis Obispo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pismo Beach:

The official website for San Luis Obispo County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pismo Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pismo Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pismo Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Pismo Beach includes: 93448 & 93449.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pismo Beach) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pismo 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 Pismo Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pismo Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1448, Longitude: -120.6414     [Map].

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