Having gone to Pismo Beach three times now I’m designating Pismo our respite spot. Finally after three trips we’ve figured out a routine that works for us! We spend half of each day on the beach and the other half sightseeing. Of course sand and sun make for a very tiring outing so perhaps each day is more 1/3 beach, 1/3 rest and 1/3 sightseeing. This trip we were able to rent the motorized beach wheelchair for the entire trip so we had a lot more flexibility of doing everything whenever it suited us.
Here are the highlights of the 1/3 of the day trips.