Dinosaur Caves Park
Dinosaur Caves Park
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Christine C
58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We visited this amazing location twice. We saw it from above, and were fortunate to arrive at low tide and were able to take the stairs down to the beach and explore. It is breath taking and gives so many amazing photo ops. Did I mention, it is FREE? The parking is FREE as well, with its own lot. There is a cute playground and clean restrooms.
Written 8 July 2023
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Judy
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Cutest incredible park. Dinosaur eggs. Seal Lions. Unique and beautiful and intriguing equipment. lots of grass. Beautiful place to walk and enjoy the ocean. Bathrooms. Great location and places to park. We loved it.
Written 11 February 2021
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Paul W.
Elizabethtown, PA240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We stopped here on the way to Pismo Beach. It seems more like a childrens park for kids to play and a nice picnic area. It has some nice walking paths and some nice views that looks like caves near the ocean.
Written 15 September 2022
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elizabethlascheid
Los Angeles, CA4,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Dinosaur Caves Park is a wonderful park about 2 miles from the Pismo Beach Pier. There is a play ground for kids and beautiful views. You can walk your pup and it is just a really good stop on the way up the coast.

There used to be sea caves that were accessible, now only by kayak. This area got its name from an old and long ago closed roadside attraction. It had a 50 foot concrete-plastered brontosaurus. The cost was 25 cents.

Once admission was paid, you could go through a 230 foot cave through what the owners called the dinosaur tail. Some years ago the cave began to collapse on itself and now there is just a remnant left. If you want you can get a guided kayak tour of the remains of the cave.

But now, for most, it is just a beautiful park with great ocean views and a nice stop on the long road trip up the coast of California. Have a great time.
Written 29 December 2019
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,736 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
This is a really nice park right on the shoreline. Super views of the ocean. Easy to park and walk around. We took our to older dogs and it was fairly easy walking.
Written 23 September 2020
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Paul M
Pismo Beach, CA249 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
As someone who lives right in the neighborhood, I can say that
I rarely go here even with visitors. Why? Well, unless you go right
up to the Cliff edge, there is really not much to see. This Park fails
on two main points... 1) there is no beach access & 2) the park has
really no trees & is not very park-like.

It is more of a road-side stop for those with young kids & want a
break from the road. The playground is adequate, but I would really
worry about those kids who wander away. There are numerous
poorly defined areas that are right next to shear cliffs!

There is a public restroom, but it is not well maintained, nor
too clean.

If you are looking for a beach pitstop, I would definitely pick
Avila Beach Park for this. While it is a few miles off the 101,
it is far nicer & far safer. There are also plenty of places to
grab a bite.

If you are looking for a park that does have limited access to the
water, then you want the next door Margo Dodd park. For far better
access, there is the nearby Pismo Beach or the quieter Palisades
Park.

Please be aware that the Cliffs in this area do tend to crumble
without warning & are hazardous. People also do get trapped
on the shore at high tide. Such events appear in the local news
from time to time....so use your common sense.
Written 1 December 2017
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NationalParksTrails
San Luis Obispo, CA1,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Nice park, has really evolved into a place to go and relax. July 4th and it was not too crowded. It is totally accessible so no worries there. Beautiful views and easy access from freeway. Stores are short distance away.
Written 4 July 2018
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charles n
Sacramento, CA118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
nice cliff beach park. but our family enjoyed seeing the many pelicans perched on rock islands off the shore. it is such an interesting site of nature. also there are stairs to go down cliff a little further north of park which is a great place to see some caves and get closer to the water to take beautiful pictures!
Written 22 October 2020
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA25,042 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great park with lots of fun play structures for kids and a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean for adults. Easy access for those with mobility issues. Highly recommend!
Written 19 January 2020
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Cindy D
Phoenix, Arizona18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
and I will let you discover that for yourselves. Nicely groomed park with a gorgeous ocean cliff view. Great to walk your dog. Everyone was considerate and dogs were leashed and the walkers were very nice. This was our dogger's vacation and she enjoyed this walk.
Written 19 November 2016
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