Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is on the central California coastline.  There aren't any other cliffs this white on the entire west coast. Some people say they are reminded of cliffs they've seen on the Mediterranean. Pismo isn't known at all for these cliffs, in fact most tourists never see them. The main tourist area at Pismo starts about a mile south of here; a pier, sand dunes, a world class beach, camping, and a clam digger's heaven. 




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40 comments:

TS Hendrik said...

That's just gorgeous.

Pat Tillett said...

Pismo Beach....I guess I should use titles!

Joe Cap said...

It has been a mighty long time since I have been to Pismo, but I have a good story about it. Maybe I will try to relate it in the future.
I don't recall any cliffs the last time I was there, I seem to remember a flat sandy beach.

Pat Tillett said...

Oh yeah, maybe it was Italy...
Just kidding! The cliffs start about one mile north of the PB pier!

Lynn said...

These are really beautiful photos.

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks so much..
gotta get back there!

Carly said...

Wow, what a beautiful sight! Perfect for b&w. Love it!

Sam Liu said...

Stunningly beautiful, and I can see why people think they are similar to Mediterranean cliffs. Their sheering beauty and rugged angles remind me of the cliffs in Cyprus :)

Margaret Benbow said...

It's wonderful to know that a place this beautiful is almost unknown and isolated...there's something so restful about that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hopefully the masses don't find and ruin it then.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great photos and boy are the toursit missing the better show.


Darryl and Ruth : )

Sarah said...

Wow, I'd love to walk those stairs. And to turn and see the view from them. California has always been one of my top states that I need to visit.

Ann Best said...

Enlarging them makes you feel like you're right there

They're absolutely incredible!
Ann

Georgina Dollface said...

Wow! The tourists are missing so much not seeing that! Stunning photos! - G

Warren Zoell said...

What did Bugs Bunny say? "Pismo Beach and all the clams you can eat".

tapirgal said...

. . . and these photos want to make me visit Pismo again. I rememember from ages ago a flat beach in the fog, and that's about it. Maybe a grassy cliff. Hmmmm. I wonder if we were on the top of the white cliffs? So long ago. . . .

By the way, your "Interests" in your profile has me pegged. You said it well, too :)

faye said...

Beautiful photos...
the cliffs are something I would
admire from the beach... I'm a
klutz and would probably slip....

Brian said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. OMC you are right, your sweet Batman and I look so much alike! I am so sorry that your sweetie had to leave but I believe he is smiling down on you. Oh yea, I love your blog, the photos are stunning.

Cheeseboy said...

I've been up and down the coast of CA a bunch of times but have never stopped to see these cliffs. Someday.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Stunning!

Pat Tillett said...

Sam - Thanks! It's a great place to visit. We're going to be driving through there next week end. Not much time to spend there though...

Margaret - California is chock full of amazing natural places...

Alex - They haven't found it yet, so I don't think they will! Or at least I hope...

Darryl & Ruth - Thanks! I agree, but I'm sure the dune buggy drivers and clam diggers won't...

Sarah - If you ever have a chance, it's well worth the time. It's big though...

Ann - thanks Ann! Next week...

Georgina - Thanks my friend! I agree.

Warren - that's right! "Ali Baba Bunny."

tapirgal - It does get foggy there sometimes...What I remember most is all the pelicans... As to the profile part, that's me A.D.D.

faye - Thanks Faye! there are a few safer ways to get down to the beach.

Brian - thanks Brian! My first ever comment from a cat...

Chuck said...

Pat, these are just great. I am sorry I missed this area last time I was in Cali.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Pat... I've never heard of the white cliffs out there.... Of course, I've never heard of Pismo Beach either... ha (One of these days --I hope to visit CA.)

Beautiful pictures though....Love that 2nd one. WOW!!
Betsy

Pat Tillett said...

Chuck - thanks Chuck! The good news is that they will still be here next time you are in the area.

Betsy - thank you! Come when you can stay for a while. California is about 800 miles long. Much to see...

Anthony J Langford said...

Nice - though they look like theyre falling into the sea..
Inevitable I guess...
Kinda like us...

Talli Roland said...

Beautiful, Pat. Reminds me a bit of Dover and the area around Brighton.

Jerry said...

A really great spot...and you really get the full effect when the pictures are enlarged.

Pat Tillett said...

Anthony - Thanks my friend! yup, it happens to us all in time...

Talli - thanks Talli, I'll have to take your word for it, as I've never been there. Maybe someday...

Jerry - Thanks so much! i agree about the enlarging.

Bossy Betty said...

Love it! I used to live in this area.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Never been there but I will add it to the list.

Sophia (my visual illusions) said...

Wow I really wanna live on these mountains!! See those houses! beautiful!

Nat said...

Lovely....reminds me a bit of the Sussex coast of England, where I was this weekend :-)

DrSoosie said...

We are planning a trip to Pismo probably sometime in September...because of you and your pretty pictures!!

Pat Tillett said...

BB - I wouldn't mind living there someday. there is still decent land for sell a little inland from there also...

Ren - It's a good place to put on your list!

Sophia - It's a beautiful place.

Nat - I haven't been there, but maybe someday...

DrSoosie - I'm so happy to have inspired you. Remember, the cliffs are about a mile or so north of the pier. I'll be there next Friday. Only for breakfast though! We're going to spend the weekend in Morro Bay

The Retired One said...

Stunning!

Megan said...

Fantastic shots. You know, I've never been there? Must remedy that!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Love this post, Pat. Very well said.

Some people even compose and send text messages anytime and anywhere-even while driving.
The growing number of accidents caused while texting and driving has put to the forefront that kind of dangers.
Too scary!
Hope you're having a great Monday!
B :)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos!
I really do!!
Fascinating shots!
Thanks for the beauty you share with us.
B :)

Pat Tillett said...

Joan - thanks!

Megan - It's just few hours up the coast...you gotta go...

Betty - thanks! thanks! thanks!
I appreciate it...thanks for commenting!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

superb place!! congratulations!