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Whatever Floats Your Boat – Summer Time in Pismo Beach

kiteboarderSummer has arrived in the beautiful Central Coast town of Pismo Beach. Capitalizing on the warm weather can take place in a variety of ways – lounging on the sandy beach, dipping your toes into the cool ocean water, cruising the boardwalk and so much more for sand and ocean enthusiasts.

Whatever floats your boat, welcome to summer in Pismo Beach.

Running in the Sand – “Stride with the Tide”

Whether walking or running, the beach offers a challenging workout in a serene environment. While you can always access the beach on your own time, you may also want to plan for Pismo’s annual summer running event, “Stride with the Tide.”

Taking place on Saturday, August 16th, “Stride with the Tide” is the ultimate adventure in beach-family fun. The 5K run/walk starts and ends at the renowned Pismo Pier and attracts everyone from competitive racers to families looking to stroll the beach together.

Medals are up for the taking! The top three finishers in each of the ten age divisions will receive a medal. So, get your running group together or plan to make new friends while experiencing the best of the Pismo community.

Registration starts at 7:15am Saturday morning at the Pier. No pre-registration. Entry fee is $15 for race only or $25 for race, shirt and cap. This event will occur rain or shine with a start time of 8:30am.

Beach Volleyball – For All Ages

Take to the sand for some friendly competition at the Wadsworth volleyball courts. Whether looking for a pick-up game or participating in one of the summer camps, lessons or tournaments, you will not find a better setting to work up a sweat. Tourists and locals alike, are drawn to this opportunity to get fit, improve skills and have some serious beach fun!

June and July offer youth and adult classes and August 9th brings the “Dream in Gold” volleyball clinic with three time Olympic gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor.

Kayak Fishing – The Best Fish Available

How do you catch the best fish accessible in Pismo Beach? By exploring the rarely touched waters that hide from powerboats and large crowds. Reach these waters in the silent paddle craft known as the kayak.

Kayak classes are available for all ages and abilities as well as guided fishing trips that can be tailored for experienced kayakers or scaled down for novices and family outings.

Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding – Exploring the Central Coast

As the fastest growing water sport, SUP is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful Pismo Beach waters. It is fairly easy to learn and tons of fun. Rent equipment for the day or participate in basic skills courses to get you out on the water in no time.

Just for the Kids – Youth Summer Programs

Whether you are visiting on vacation or looking for ways your children can spend their summer days, Pismo Beach offers numerous children’s activities that get them outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and taking advantage of ocean adventures.

Your children can explore the beautiful beaches, rocky coastlines, tide pools and ocean caves from the likes of SUP, kayaks, boogie boards and hiking trails. Enrich their summer with supervised ocean experiments and squid dissections, not to leave out fun, skill building and making new friends under the supervision of a well-trained and experienced staff.

Separate surf camps are also available to emphasize water safety and surfing etiquette for the aspiring surfer.

For a complete list of summer adventures, prices, dates and contact information, check out the 2014 Summer Activity Guide.

Summer at SeaCrest

You will not want to miss joining SeaCrest for summer. Not only are the deluxe accommodations centrally located to all Pismo Beach outdoor activities, but it is the perfect place to relax for the whole family.

Let your kiddos enjoy SeaCrest with Crestie’s Kids Camp. From arts, crafts and lawn Olympics to tide pool exploration and sand castle contests, your children have the opportunity to explore and create from 2:00 to 4:00pm each afternoon Tuesday through Thursday June 23rd through August 15th. Not only will they be learning and having tons of fun, but you can feel good in having your own time to relax on your private balcony or by the ocean view pool.

Additionally, during select evenings over the summer, SeaCrest will be hosting movie nights under the stars. The whole family can delight in watching surf movies while under the enchanting Pismo night sky.

Don’t wait, book your stay of summer fun with the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach!

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