Welcome to

Five Cities

Welcome to

The Five Cities, a nickname for a collection of coastal communities nestled in San Luis Obispo County. Over time, the term “Five Cities” became widely used to refer to this area due to the close proxmity of these neighboring communities geographically.  Locals use the term often, while the exact origin of the name remains shrouded in history.

 Arroyo Grande ~ Grover Beach ~ Pismo Beach ~ Oceano – Shell Beach

Arroyo Grande: Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Arroyo Grande, boasting a walkable downtown filled with unique shops, and delectable restaurants. This community fosters a strong sense of connection, making it an ideal place to call home.

Grover Beach: Embrace the relaxed coastal atmosphere of Grover Beach.  Enjoy scenic harbor views and diverse wildlife, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts.

Pismo Beach: Let your worries melt away on the expansive, sandy shores of Pismo Beach, a haven for beach lovers and families. Build sandcastles, go surfing, discover the butterflies, or explore vibrant shops and restaurants in the lively downtown area.

Oceano: Unleash your inner adventurer in Oceano. Explore the exciting Dunes Recreation Area, offering unique experiences like sand dune buggy rides and ATV adventures. 

Shell Beach: Seek tranquility in Shell Beach, a community known for its beautiful coastline, calm waters, and proximity to nature. Relax on the beach, explore tide pools, or simply soak up the breathtaking scenery and serene atmosphere.

A Glimpse into the Past:

While not officially part of the Five Cities today, the unincorporated community of Halcyon holds a special place in the region’s history. Once considered part of the Five Cities, Halcyon fosters a rural atmosphere with agricultural lands and small-town charm on about 125 acres. Though not an official member today, it remains closely associated with the area due to its shared characteristics and proximity to the other communities.

Beyond the Beaches:

The Five Cities offer more than just stunning beaches. Explore scenic hiking and biking trails, go kayaking or paddleboarding, or indulge in delicious local cuisine featuring fresh seafood and California flavors. Throughout the year, experience vibrant festivals and events that celebrate the region’s rich culture and community.

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