Shell Beach is the Northern end of Pismo Beach located on California's Central Coast. After ten years of living on the Central Coast I decided to make Shell Beach my home. The beaches are uncrowded, the lifestyle is casual yet I am still close to the larger cities. If you are searching for real estate in Shell Beach use "Pismo Beach" as the city or area location at our Search Page. The real estate market here is diverse with luxury beachfront homes to beach bungalows and vacation condos. Let an experienced local agent help you. Contact Shell Beach Realtor Ed Poppino today!
Pismo Beach offers stunning views and unparalleled access to the Pacific Ocean. There are many hotels to accommodate you weather you are here to search for a new home or a having a weekend getaway. Many hotels line the cliffs of Pismo Beach and Shell Beach overlooking the ocean. Find out more about Pismo Beach Hotels.
Pismo Beach is a quaint little town with an wonderful downtown area for strolling the shops, restaurants, hotels and a beautiful pier, summer and winter. Enjoy fishing off the Pismo pier while you watch the surfers below, or just take a stroll and take in the most awesome sunsets.
Pismo was at one time famous for its clams. Although, you will see a sign made of a sculpted clam when you enter or leave the city, clams digging is illegal here now unless you purchase a license. Even with a license you are only allowed a certain number each day if you find them.
There are many festivals in Pismo Beach throughout the year, such as the Clam Festival and the Jazz Festival, and the very popular Car Show on Father's Day weekend each year. Dinosaur Caves park in Shell Beach host many events including Art in the Park and the Pacific Breeze Concert Series
Pismo Beach weather is warm and sunny, with occasional breezy afternoons. Mornings may be foggy until the sun comes through, usually by noon. Evenings are very mild, usually not cold, perfect for enjoying a walk on the pier! Summer average temperatures are 73 degrees high and low 53 degrees. Daytime temperatures can climb into the 80 degrees on a sunny and clear day year round. In other words, it's beautiful all year!
There were 3,834 households, out of which 619 (16.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,710 (44.6%) were [[marriage|opposite-sex married couples]] living together, 267 (7.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 102 (2.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 235 (6.1%) [[POSSLQ|unmarried opposite-sex partnerships]], and 39 (1.0%) [[same-sex partnerships|same-sex married couples or partnerships]]. 1,372 households (35.8%) were made up of individuals and 578 (15.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99. There were 2,079 [[family (U.S. Census)|families]] (54.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.55.
The population was spread out with 1,020 people (13.3%) under the age of 18, 450 people (5.9%) aged 18 to 24, 1,555 people (20.3%) aged 25 to 44, 2,642 people (34.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,988 people (26.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51.8 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.4 males.
There were 5,585 housing units at an average density of 414.4 per square mile (160.0/kmÂ²), of which 2,336 (60.9%) were owner-occupied, and 1,498 (39.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.6%. 4,658 people (60.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,984 people (39.0%) lived in rental housing units.
Shell Beach Elementary School, 2100 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Judkins Middle School, 680 Wadsworth, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Arroyo Grande High School, 495 Valley Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)
Photos of Shell Beach