Last Updated on April 8, 2021

There are two popular sandboarding spots near Pismo Beach: the Oceano Dunes and Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, both resembling a desert despite being located right on the coast of Southern California.

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Sand boarding SoCal Pismo Beach / Oceano dunes

Oceano Dunes – Pismo Beach

With 1,500 acres of dunes, the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is very well known as a paradise for dune riders, and especially popular with off road vehicles. The coastal sand dunes are some of the most extensive in Southern California, they are surrounded by the town of Oceano on one side, and the actual ocean on the other, yet due to their size you sometimes get the impression that you are in the desert. Sandboarding is allowed and many families with kids bring their own sleds and saucers and have fun sliding downhill.


Guadalupe Sand Dunes – Guadalupe

Just south of the Oceano dunes, another large stretch of dunes near the town of Guadalupe. The Guadalupe-Nipomo dunes are far less crowded and quieter than the ones in Pismo Beach. A true hidden gem for sandboarders!


Sandboard Rentals

While you easily can rent a dune buggy or offroad vehicle in both Oceano and Pismo Beach (and recommended doing so, unless you enjoy hiking uphill), we are not aware of any sandboard rental in the area.


Sandboards for Sale

Slip Face Sandboards Diamondback Board– 9 ply maple veneer deck
– High pressure laminate base, high gloss
– Dakine adjustable foot straps
– Slip Face Sandboards multi-positionable foot pads
– Swallow tail design

Slip Face Sandboard Kestrel WingTail– 9 ply maple veneer deck
– Low friction base
– Dakine adjustable foot straps
– Slip Face Sandboards multi-positionable foot pads
– Swallow tail design

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