Hold Your Own Olympics in Pismo Beach

There’s nothing like an international gathering of agile, coordinated, motivated athletes that makes you want to get off your couch and move your body. As the London Olympics kick off, you can carry your own torch for fitness. Thankfully, in Pismo Beach, the emphasis is on fun, and the getting fit part is just a bonus.

Say goodbye to monotony and challenge yourself to the Olympic-worthy sporting adventures that live and breathe in Pismo Beach.

Surfing U.S.A.

Gold-medal surfers will appreciate the soft waves and wind-blocking hills of Pismo Beach surfing, while wave newbies can take advantage of laid-back Pismo Beach surf lessons.

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Beach Volleyball

Envision yourself as Kerri Walsh or Misty May-Treanor? Hone your beach volleyball skills on the white sands of Pismo Beach. Rent a beach volleyball court north of Pismo Pier and get ready to show off your spiking prowess!


Rent a kayak or bring your own to the Pacific Ocean and explore the waves, rocks, caves, cliffs, coves, and beaches surrounding beautiful Pismo Beach. Life vests required!


Call on your inner Michael Phelps and bring along your Ryan Lochte frenemy to Pismo Beach for an old-fashioned swimming rivalry as you brave the break line of the mighty Pacific.


Endurance athletes can enter a solo mini-marathon running down the gorgeous coastline in the glow of a Pismo Beach sunset. Or opt for private, uninterrupted solace in the early hours as you pound the sand and run among the Oceano Dunes.


Far from being an Olympic sport, spelunking is nevertheless a respected physical feat for the adventurers among us. Explore the coves and caves that populate Pismo Beach and see what treasures you might dig up… bronze, silver, or gold.

Don’t forget about jet-skiing, sky-diving, kite boarding, and the tempting golf courses of Pismo Beach. Or if you consider shopping, dining, or wine tasting Olympic-worthy sports (which we do!) then Pismo Beach will satisfy in those departments too, offering up some of the finest hot spots on the Central Coast.

When your muscles are burning and you’re ready to rest for the day, put your feet up at one of Pismo Beach’s finest hotels, the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel and catch the Olympic highlights from jolly ol’ England. Make our Pismo Beach hotel your Olympic Village, with convenient beach access and unparalleled views.

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