Normally, towering sand dunes and never ending landscapes such as this one only appear in Africa. But for those who visit Pismo Beach, the Pismo Dunes Recreational Area lets people explore the region to the greatest extent.
Pismo Dunes are a giant area filled with sand dunes, constantly moving and changing shape. Being at Pismo Sands RV Park, probably the best one for kids in the area, we had a little walk to Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort. There, you had to hike over what was seemingly nothing but brush and sand underneath. There is a light trail there.
I know, it seems rough. When you get there, don’t fear. We went on it expecting the Dunes to be right there. They weren’t, so when you think you are going to turn back, don’t. It is only about 10 minutes until you reach this.
The desert is a beautiful sight, and climbing up to the top of what is in front of you, you see the extensive reach of Oceano Dunes SVRA, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in the U.S.A. One way, you look and see nothing but sand. The next is water and hills. The landscape is a wondrous change from the beach, and as you take your shoes off and climb the dunes, you will never want to leave.
Turns out, as we got further up, there was a few people who camped up here. Completely legal, and a great idea. Next time I am definitely going to do that, and I want to come back down to California to do it next year.
Pismo Dunes is an awesome idea and the best part of Central California. The unspoiled region is a great way to see as much as you can. After being rushed down the dunes to get to our ziplining reservation, we got to do some ziplining! At the end of the ziplining, which provided us with sky high views, crazy speeds and chill staff, Santa Margarita Adventures also took us here, to the giant Oak Tree.