The winter months bring a variety of chances to engage with Pismo Beach sea life. From sea otters and seals to tide pool inhabitants, elephant seals and migrating whales, locals and tourists alike love to indulge in the nature of Pismo Beach and its surrounding areas.
The Gray Whale Migration
The protected gray whales will be seen migrating through the Pismo Beach waters for the next few months. Thousands of gray whales make the journey from the Alaskan waters to the Mexican coast and back each year. As the gray whale population has steadily grown, whale sightings have dramatically increased as well, making your chances of spotting these amazing creatures during your stay in Pismo Beach very likely. Sight them from the Pismo Beach Pier or brave a whale watching expedition for an up close and personal experience.