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Everyone loves the beach…but sometimes, it’s necessary to take a little me time. Pismo Beach offers a fun place to shop while your loved ones hang at the beach. Plus there are many places to grab a quick bite. Find out more about some tasty food options in my Locally Owned Pismo Beach Eats article. See the Destinations Section of ETG – on the Eat/Drink Page (under the Local/Value drop-down).

Penny V’s in Pismo Beach; Photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG;

On Pomeroy Avenue, there are many local shops celebrating Pismo Beach with hats, keychains and more. Locally owned shops such as Penny V’s  sport Hawaiian inspired attire. If you are in need of a quick thank you gift for the pet sitter, or co-worker, there are lots of options here. Ashtie’s Beach Shack provides Pismo Beach memorabilia, such as t-shirts, sweatshirts and local beach accessories.

Drift is an upscale boutique located at the Inn at the Pier. It is a charming little store jam packed with exquisite fashions. Owner Shelly St. Peter opened Drift in April 2019. As the buyer for the boutique, St. Peter said she is always looking for original fashions, and vendors who make hand crafted jewelry. St. Peter relocated to Pismo beach five years ago, after she married her husband who has lived in Pismo for twenty years. Be sure to pop in, the jewelry is beautiful as well.

Drift Boutique; photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG;

Head away from the beach to Dolliver Street, on the corner, you will arrive at the Pismo Bowl, a retro bowling alley, which has been around since 1939. This is a great place for families. In addition to the bowling alley, the front portion of the establishment, featured games (skee-ball, pinball etc.), and a classic counter top with red vinyl swivel stools where you could order some pop or a vanilla shake.

Also on Dolliver Street is a quaint shop called This and That which opened about six months ago in early 2019. You’ll find kinds of fun trinkets here, along with original art from locals. A few doors down be sure to stop into Old West Cinnamon Rolls for the most amazing Cinnamon buns –Seriously, if you find yourself in Pismo Beach you have to stop there. Read more about the history of this bakery, and several other eateries in my Locally Owned Pismo Beach Eats article on the Destinations Section of ETG – on the Eat/Drink Page (under the Local/Value drop-down).

CLICK HERE to read a review covering hotels, restaurants and more info on shops – see the Stories Section, on the We Love LA Page, under the Weekend Getaways drop-down.

 

 

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