April 3, 2013
Today we will visit the Pismo Beach area. First stop, Oceano Dunes. This area is 3,600 acres of off road fun that consists of 5 ½ miles of beach open for vehicle use and 1,500 acres of sand dunes available for off highway motor vehicle recreation. It is the only California State Park where vehicles may be driven on the beach.
Yes, indeedy, Jolly is going to the beach. Here we go, stay on the dark wet looking sand, it is solid and well packed. (Hint, if you think you are going in the softer sand, let some air out of your tires. In fact, this motorhome coming OFF the beach is stopped so that he can pump air back INTO his tires before he hits the pavement.) Here we go (that dark stripe at the bottom of the photo is Jolly's dash.)
Jolly on the beach, in the sea mist.
We see all sorts of vehicles running the beach, a popup camper:
The sea gulls react to vehicles going by.
Dunebuggies and trailers share the beach.
Hey, ya gotta eat. You need shirts, firewood, ice, flags and more, right?
And, yes, you can rent all kinds of sand toys down here:
OK, guys, you cannot convince me that your rental agreement says you can do this.
I guess they are trying to keep the high tide out?? Or is that a form of a wind shield? I have no idea why they are doing this, but, I have to say, that looks like a lot of work, that sand is heavy and that is a lot of sand.
Vroom, let's go, that sand dune awaits!
You can even ride horses on the beach here.
And, there ALWAYS has to be at least one guy that needs to go the "harder" way. Hey if you have the correct equipment and vehicle, I guess the temptation is just too much to withstand. LOL
A lot of people were having a lot of fun on the beach at Oceano Dunes. We heard rumors this beach may change the rules and that vehicles will no longer be allowed. That would be too bad, in my opinion.
Sadly, we could not stay on the beach for very long. It was a fun experience, one we will not forget any time soon.