Coastal Access Trail at Pismo Beach

EASY 7 reviews
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Coastal Access Trail at Pismo Beach is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grover Beach, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.8 miles 157 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

off road driving


trail running





wild flowers


Many opportunities to access the beach and enjoy beautiful views.

3 months ago

beautiful view!!

7 months ago

Great part of this trail is you are so close to other areas to walk. My wife and I walked from Shell Beach to this trail and back. The central coast is beautiful with a lot to see and do!

2 years ago

Nice and easy. Lovely beach views and coastal vegetation. Absolutely level and short.

3 years ago

Many times as a kid we used this trail to get from grandma's house to the beach

3 years ago

Not strenuous at all! I usually see older folks walking this as its easy and short yet runs along the beach great wooden trail is good for strollers and walkers.

3 years ago

Another wonderful mild hike

4 years ago

Not strenuous, but beautiful! At the north end, this trail joins up with a boardwalk/trail in Pismo Beach that goes all the way to the pier, probably another mile or so. Dogs are welcome -- in fact, on the Pismo portion of the trail there is a human + doggy drinking fountain.