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Peer Back in Time at the Pismo Beach Pier

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Many people are aware that Pismo Beach boasts one of the most attractive piers along California's Central Coast. Right across from Dolphin Cove Motel, it offers immediate access to brilliant views, fishing and more. Yet still most people are unaware that Pismo's wharf and pier are practically the foundations of the town as such.


The wharf was begun in 1881 to accommodate shipping especially for lumber. The costs compared to ferrying saved the locality thousands of dollars in transportation (which meant something in those days) and allowed for business, and population to boom in Pismo Beach, which was still a very new town at that time. The land had only been leased for development a few years before by John Price, the rancher who owned El Pizmo Rancho, which consisted of all of the area around today's Pismo Beach.


Sadly, the wharf was lost not long after due to a horrific storm in 1890, but it was rebuilt 1924 much longer and larger both than either before or today. It featured a handcart rail that extended the full length and many buildings such as the Royal Cafe where residents could go for music, dancing and entertainment. It is said to have been so long that Navy ships could pull up alongside and dock to allow the sailors ashore. Once again the pier had brought life into Pismo Beach.


Today's pier is was built in the 1980's after another large storm came and took 500 feet off of the end and wrecked most of the rest. It stands today as both a service to the people and a reminder of our past. Come walk down a unique over-the-sea memory lane in beautiful historic Pismo Beach.


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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