Grover Beach Travel Guide

Friday, March 1st, 2024

grover beach visitors guide

Don’t miss the hidden gems, dunes, golf and parks of this laid-back beach town

This town is an outdoor lover’s dream that offers numerous recreational activities. It also offers dining, nightlife and a card room. The town rests between Pismo Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande and covers a roughly two-mile area. The streets are named after popular beachside resorts, and the town features several parks for visitors to take in the great weather year-round.

You can drive along the beach in your car, truck or ATV, or rent one. Or you can ride horses on the coastline. Grover Beach hosts the only train station for the Beach Cities and has a Visitors Center there at 180 Hwy. 1.

If you are planning a vacation or trip to Grover Beach, let these recommendations serve as a tourist guide for your visit. Enjoy your stay!


Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Park

Located at the end of Grand Avenue. This is undeniably one of Grover Beach’s main attractions. Thousands flock to the Oceano Dunes State Recreational Park to camp along the ocean in tents and RVs every week. You can rent and ride dune buggies and ATVs on the beach and enjoy riding for the entire afternoon.

There is a small cost per vehicle to drive on the beach. Several ATV rental shops are located within Grover Beach. Overnight camping is allowed on the beach and a scenic boardwalk leads visitors to the Monarch Butterfly Grove in nearby Pismo Beach.


Fifteen golf courses are located within 20 miles of Grover Beach. A few of the most popular include:

  • Pismo Beach Golf Course. This ocean-front, nine-hole, par 27 course is located just one mile from downtown Grover Beach on LaSage Drive. Visit
  • Cypress Ridge Golf Course is an 18-hold, par 72 course located just four miles from the center of Grover Beach in Arroyo Grande. Visit for tee times and more information.
  • Blacklake Golf Resort. Play a choice of courses on these Nipomo links, or practice on the 275-yard driving range. Visit for more information.


Grover Beach boasts several parks for relaxing, playgrounds, picnics, barbeques and getting together with friends and family. One of the most popular parks is the South County Skate Park located at 1750 Ramona Avenue. The skate park is open to skateboarders and inline skaters. Helmets, knee pads and elbow pads are required and there is onsite staff.  For more information about the skate park and other parks in Grover Beach, visit the Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department or call (805) 473-4580.

Great American Melodrama

The Great American Melodrama Theatre in Oceano is a unique, one-of-a-kind evening of music and comedy that has thrilled audiences for 48 years. The theatre offers fun, interactive, family-friendly performances with top-tier professional actors who greet audiences at the door, entertain them all evening both on and off stage, and deliver the best performances on the Central Coast.  Located at 1863 Front St, Oceano. The box office is located at 1827 Front St. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call the box office at (805) 489-2499.

Dining & drink

Station Grill

Great family dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serving traditional breakfasts for around $5. Lunch is served all day including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Dinner served from 3-8 p.m. Great homemade comfort food like meatloaf and lasagna. Plus daily specials. Enjoy watching the trains go by. Located at 170 W. Grand Ave, or visit,  (805) 489-3030.


Maddie Mae’s Pet Pantry

Pamper your pooches and kittens at Maddie Mae’s Pet Pantry. This boutique-style pet shop is fully stocked with all the latest and greatest in pet supplies. Adorn your furry friend with the most adorable accessories and watch them flourish with healthy treats, high-quality foods, and safe supplements. With three locations in San Luis Obispo County, there’s no reason to miss this special shopping experience. Maddie Mae’s Pet Pantry is located at 571 five Cities Dr.,  Pismo Beach, 1121 Rossi Rd in Templeton, and 614 Main St. in Cambria. All locations are open 7 days a week from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call (805) 924-1139.

Pismo Pickers Antiques & Vintages

Pismo Pickers is a great place to shop for vintage collectibles & antiques. With many vendors, they have items you’re looking for from the Fab 40s, the Hip 50s, Cosmic 60s or Cool 70s and all the vinyl. 537 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach, PismoBeachAntiquesandVintage, (805) 773-3777


Central Coast Casino

Visitors feel like locals and locals feel like guests! Voted “Best Overall Gaming Experience” by SLO county players! Located at 359 W. Grand Ave., or visit, (805) 474-8500. Play responsibly: 800-GAMBLER.

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