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Pismo Beach; What's in a Name?

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Did you know that the name "Pismo" comes from the language of the Chumash Indians who lived here for thousands of years? It means "tar" and was probably given that ugly name to keep tourists off of the locals' beautiful beaches. However, the secret is out now and so we are doing our best to accommodate everyone who comes here for the fabulous fishing, surfing and other recreational beach activity.
At Dolphin Cove Motel, your room has a clear view of the popular wharf on which locals and tourists alike fish, crab or admire the seabirds that land on the piers. You will have access to a bike and surf rental shop across the parking lot, and, right in the middle of town, you are only a short walk from restaurants where you can eat the same local seafood that has made this area a center for culture for millennia.
The Chumash Indians have a legend that seven hungry boys, once sprinkled in goose down, transformed into geese and flew away to the north. Wherever you are flying from, if you are hungry for adventure and great fresh-caught seafood, this is the place for you.

Dolphin Cove Motel “ON THE BEACH” originally the Sea Wall Motel was built in 1938. Dolphin Cove Motel is the first motel ever in Pismo Beach and the one of the first five in the world. Dolphin Cove Motel has premier real estate on the sea wall on the with access to miles of beach just steps away pier and many amenities downtown to choose from. Dolphin Cove Motel has a nostalgia about it. Old to to new ambiance with an island tone you can sit beach side, watching and hearing the waves crash. We had a guest who told us his grandparents brought him here when he was 10 yrs old and this guest is now in his eighties. Many celebrities have stayed with us. the most famous one is Bugs Bunny; Bugs was here in 1957 when he made a wrong turn in Albuquerque and ended up in Pismo Beach California. 


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