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The Central Coast of California is known for some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Among those are Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Montana de Oro and the drive-on beach at Oceano.

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Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the many 18-hole golf courses throughout the coast including Black Lake Golf Course, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Avila Beach Golf Resort and the new Monarch Dunes Golf Course to name a few.

For information on golf courses throughout San Luis Obispo County:

Those interested in fresh water and deep sea fishing won’t be at a loss. The Central Coast offers both with several lakes and the nearby Pacific Ocean. Fresh water fishing and water sports are available at Lopez Lake outside of Arroyo Grande, Lake Cachuma south of Santa Maria, Santa Margarita Lake east of Santa Margarita, and Nacimiento Lake and Lake San Antonio east of Paso Robles. Deep sea fishing enthusiasts will find fishing charters taking off from Morro Bay and the surrounding areas.

For information on lakes and fresh water and deep sea fishing:


The Central Coast has a wide variety of full service fitness and athletic clubs. Kennedy Club Fitness has several locations throughout San Luis Obispo County.

In addition, the YMCA, Fitness 19, and Pismo Beach Athletic Club offer a wide range of fitness programs and equipment. San Luis Sports Therapy & Orthopedic Rehabilitation has seven locations in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Maria to its south. They offer comprehensive sports and orthopedic rehabilitation programs along with athletic training. For information visit their website at For those interested in equestrian arenas in San Luis Obispo County visit:


The Central Coast of California is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

The restaurants throughout San Luis Obispo County offer a wide range of cuisine to satisfy every palate ranging from fine dining to casual. The “SLO Life” philosophy is to take time to enjoy good food in good company.

One would be amiss if they didn’t enjoy the world famous McLintock’s Restaurant in Shell Beach just south of San Luis Obispo or the variety of restaurants along Pismo Beach. The famous Madonna Inn Hotel and Restaurant in San Luis Obispo has been a landmark to the San Luis Obispo community for over 45 years.

Downtown San Luis Obispo offers several sidewalk cafes & restaurants. Many wineries throughout the county offer tours, wine tasting and live entertainment. Those looking for a fun night out on the town need to check out Mongo’s in Grover Beach or Mother’s Tavern in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo.

If you’re looking for a charming place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner, The Apple Farm Inn Hotel is a must. In addition to its restaurant and bakery, the millhouse and gift shop are a real treat. Shop the many stores in the tree-lined streets of San Luis Obispo. The Madonna Plaza in San Luis Obispo also offers many department and retail stores.

If outlet stores are of interest, Pismo Beach and Atascadero have what you’re looking for with many name brand outlets to choose from.

Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History offers panoramic views of the coastline, as well as the world-famous Morro Rock.

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