The Pismo area is famous for the thousands of Monarch butterflies that migrate to the area, looking for shelter from the cold northern winters. If you visit Pismo late October to the end of February, you will be treated to the huge butterfly clusters hanging in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees. The grove may be found along highway 1 at the southern end of Pismo Beach. During the time that the butterflies are in the areas in large numbers there are volunteers who offer daily talks and information at the Butterfly Grove. Ask anyone in town and they can give you directions on how to find the grove. For more information visit www.monarchbutterfly.org
Fondest memory: There are so many things I liked about this area, that it is hard to choose my fondest memory, but I guess it would be our wonderful campsite in the N. Beach section of the state park, flying kites on the beach, our Avila side trip, and eating at Splash.