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Shell Beach, California

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Welcome to Shell Beach ...

Shell Beach is located in San Luis Obispo County.

A typical abbreviation for Shell Beach: Shell Bch.

Shell Beach is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Shell Beach lies within the (805) area code.

Communities near Shell Beach ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Shell Beach and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
Arroyo Grande   [Map]   18,097   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Callender   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairoaks   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grover Beach   [Map]   13,641   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Guadalupe   [Map]   7,321   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morro Bay   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Shell Beach ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Shell Beach - they are located in Louisiana (2), Massachusetts and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shell Beach.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shell Beach. We make it easy 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 Shell 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 Shell Beach.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shell Beach ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Shell Beach. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About San Luis Obispo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shell Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shell Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Shell Beach. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shell 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 Shell Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shell Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shell Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1555, Longitude: -120.6728     [Map].

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shell Beach.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shell Beach.