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“Terrible Idea - Cars/ATV's do not belong here.”

Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area
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Pismo Beach Dune Buggy Experience
Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Oceano
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Driving on this beach is a bad idea - with or without an ATV. Many drivers could care less about people walking or kids. Could care less about dropping their trash behind on the beach or somewhat close to the overloaded trash cans that are along the route as they leave Oceano. Could care less about leaving broken bottles in the sand. The ATV's have been supported by State Parks for way too long. The State gets the cash and Oceano residents get the trash. Upwind in Nipomo (and possibly at this location too) some of the worst (deadly) air quality in the US. Documented. Drive at the wrong time or with wrong vehicle and you'll be stuck in the sand with a towing ticket with the tide coming in.

Thank Dancin_Ernie
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Had so much fun driving my jeep!
First time to experience driving in the dunes and driving in the beach!
What a wonderful experience!

Thank kymmySant
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Well maintained. Clean and adequate police patrol and protection. Well controlled beach and crowd control

Thank niceguy9mm
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Oceano dunes beach on a Tuesday and had so much fun. We parked on the beach, pulled out our lawn chairs, walked on the beach in ankle to knee deep waves. Found alot of cool sand dollars. It was not very crowded at all and no one was acting stupid like other reviewers have stated. We must have just been lucky. Overall, we had a lot of fun and only stayed about 3 hours, no camping for us. Not very much noise from dune buggies, especially if you don't park right next to where they rent out the buggies.

Thank Javier G
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Took my honey and my doggies on beach it was awesome. Great to just park and unload everything. Just sitting and looking out the windshield is awesome.

Thank Teresa T
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