Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights

A cliffside community that offers stunning ocean views and beachy charm, Pismo Heights is an active community with a treasure trove.

Welcome to Pismo Heights

The beach town with an endless array of things to do

A cliffside community that offers stunning ocean views and beachy charm, Pismo Heights is an active community with a treasure trove of activities to keep residents busy. While residents and tourists flock to the beach for fun in the sun, this little town has a lot of other experiences to enjoy. From luxurious dining and high-end shopping boutiques to rustic outdoor activities and scenic views, there's no limit to what residents can enjoy in Pismo Heights.

Whether residents love the town for the dazzling views of the Pacific or the upscale shopping opportunities, everyone enjoys easy access to public parks and the friendly neighborhood vibe. The variety of popular neighborhoods in Pismo Beach makes the town a perfect place for residents who want to be close to luxurious amenities and California's beautiful beaches without the hustle and bustle of the big city.

What to Love

  • Panoramic views
  • Minutes from the beach
  • Close to hiking, kayaking, fishing, surfing, and biking trails 
  • Private
  • Quiet living

Local Lifestyle

Only a few minutes from downtown Pismo Beach, homes in Pismo Heights are nestled on the hillsides, overlooking the entire coast from the dunes to Avila Beach. Residents enjoy stunning ocean views, access to local parks and shopping, and close-knit communities. Alongside fantastic weather and coastal views, Pismo Heights has a neighborly charm that attracts residents from all walks of life.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Pismo Beach offers a fine dining experience that ranges from seafood plates to Italian dishes, each paired with a variety of wines. Oyster Loft is a favorite spot for exceptional seafood with an oceanside view. Excellent service is matched with delectable dishes that range from steak to fish and, of course, their specialty oysters. When it's Italian you crave, Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana serves up authentic and decadent dishes that range from grilled octopus to wood-fired pizzas. Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay is a bit of a hidden gem. While it's part of the pool-side restaurant at the popular Dolphin Bay Resort, residents love the restaurant for delicious meals, champagne brunch, and excellent service from the friendly staff.

Shopping by the sea doesn't get better than at Pismo Beach. From quaint shops to trendy outlets, shoppers can find a variety of treasures for all occasions. Pismo Beach Premium Outlets boasts over 40 premium retail outlets with options to find necessities, apparel, gifts, and more. With Pismo Beach Premium Outlets located only a block from the pier, your shopping trip fits perfectly with a busy beach day. When you want something beyond the ordinary, visit one-of-a-kind local gift shops for unique treasures you won't find elsewhere. Ashtie's Beach Shack is a popular hotspot for apparel and trinkets. Pier Gifts is another local gem with various souvenirs and original gift items sure to delight.

Things to Do

One of California's most popular beaches, Pismo Beach is a fantastic place to go fishing, fly kites, watch seagulls, and surf. The Pismo Beach Pier provides beautiful ocean and sunset views, the perfect place for an atmospheric stroll, and benches for visitors to enjoy the views. On Wednesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm, visitors can enjoy the Pismo Beach Farmer's Market held at the Pismo Pier Plaza. The seasonal market is a great place to enjoy live music and shop for unique handcrafted items and local produce.

Look beyond what the beach has to offer with a tour of the Chris Burkard Studio to see the famed artist's artwork and photos displayed in a beautiful setting. The knowledgeable and experienced staff make the visit an experience to remember.

Between November and February, the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove offers a glimpse into the migration pattern of a massive population of monarch butterflies. Volunteers are on hand to provide interesting information, and photos are encouraged to preserve beautiful memories of your experience.



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Overview for Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights, CA

8,058 people live in Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights, where the median age is 58.2 and the average individual income is $68,692. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights, CA

Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights has 4,283 households, with an average household size of 1.88. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,058 people call Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights home. The population density is 2,304.16 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.81 / 50.19%

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Schools in Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Pismo Beach- Pismo Heights. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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7th - 8th
Shell Beach Elementary
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