Pismo (driving on the) Beach
The family took a ride up the coast to beautiful Pismo Beach with our trailer in tow. We had no idea what was in store for us because neither of us had been there before. The only thing I knew was that you could drive your car on the beach. Yes, the actual sandy beach. But I’m getting ahead of myself…
I think with our trailer, we’re going to venture to parts where we have never been before. With the burden of finding a quality hotel for us and the kids thrown out of the mix, we can really set our sights on pretty much any destination. So this time around, we chose Pismo Beach. I had heard great things about Pismo. After checking Google maps and seeing that it was about 4 hours away by car, it seemed to be within easy driving range considering June is only a few weeks old. We got really lucky to find an available campsite at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. It was a really nice place: clean, lots of activities for kids, safe and secured, and literally steps away from the sand and ocean.
But who am I kidding? The main draw for me was the ability to drive on the beach. Living in Orange County for practically my whole life, the beach has been an integral part of my life story. I have done just about everything you can imagine when thinking about the beach. But I had never driven on one. So my excitement to be able to was pretty high.
After driving around on the beach for what seemed like miles, I can say that it was everything I thought it would be. Driving through the ocean tides — sandy dunes on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Then getting up on the sandier parts of the beach and feeling the SUV get a little squirrely as it’s sinking a bit into the soft sand and the 4 wheel drive tries to gather traction. Absolutely thrilling. You can’t get this anywhere else in California. Well, at least legally.
Now I can’t wait to go back. The relaxation of the beach atmosphere, the superb campgrounds, and the beauty of the surrounding communities are plenty of enough reasons to do so. Throwing in driving on the beach and there is no doubt!