The sand dunes are located south of the world-famous Hearst Castle and are a long drive for almost all that come to the area. Our first time riding, and after careful research we chose this place and 100% did not disappoint! I know not everyone will have a 5 star experience but ours definitely was. We got a 150 and a 250 for my wife and I. Once you get your confidence on the terrain and with the vehicles, we were really ripping and having a blast. High Torque and 4 wheel drive are great for two people to explore the dunes with. There are several areas to roam, increasing in difficulty. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.
I would've given all 5 stars but one of the ladies misplaced my reservation slip from when I had booked in June. Where can I find more information on the dunes? We have not been checked the last two trips, but it does happen. The instructors were really helpful and informational. Street parking says 2 hour limit but she swore it was not enforced. I had no reservations, but had no problem getting in. It's never a good idea to jump over fast, especially when you do not know what's waiting on the other side. The lady at the desk was showing us attitude for no reason.
All manufacturers posted warnings on RzRs must be followed. Super friendly and great service. Our private classes, group lessons, and extended surf camps are geared for people of all ages, skill levels and abilities - Wetsuits, Soft-top Surfboards, and the Ocean are provided! There is no long intro or time wasting to get you out, they really want you to go out there and have fun which is the best way to learn. It was a slow moving, nose to tail ride, but we didn't mind at all because the scenery was so amazing. It took me awhile to get a hang of using the atv but once I learned I had so much fun. Fenced and signed areas are closed to vehicular use either because the property beyond is private or because the area contains sensitive plant and animal life.
With the summer weekend crowds, there is not much sand untouched. They also give you a phone number to call that is a direct line so if you fall or have any issues they rush over to your rescue which thankfully we didn't have to do. Of course, weekends are much more crowded year-around, so if you can pull off a mid-week trip, you will have much less traffic in the dunes. If we don't have it, we can usually get it in a day or two. Are there rangers giving tickets? Pismo Beach has an outstanding array of Rental Companies. Like to try an activity but did not bring your equipment? Riders must check in at store 1 hour before ride start! Super easy to operate with only go,stop, and aim Gas, Brake, and Steering just like your car A 4 point harness seat belt and fully integrated steel roll cage let you dart around the dunes in relaxed confidence! A safety certificate is required for anyone under the age of 18. Family fun with the ocean in the background is always great.
Fair prices and super friendly staff. They are very helpful with first-timers. Share your experience in the comments. And to top it off front desk people are super rude. The dunes themselves are a blast and Arnie's does have a to call if you are in any need of help while out on the dunes. What are the big rules to not forget? We offer daily discounts and specials so give us a ring or today! We can provide helmet, goggles.
Richard was friendly, polite, and super knowledgeable concerning the Pismo Oceano region, patiently answering our many questions. In hindsight, I should have tipped him when I got back so someone cover me please! With a 24-hour notice, we will adjust your date. All employees were very respectful. Helmets and goggles are included. The address listed here is the initial shop location that you go to to pay and sign papers but after that is all set you need to drive to the beach area. We help your fantasy come true by allowing you to be a part of the action.
They start at 9am Sunday through Friday, and 8am starts on Saturdays. I will definitely be back for some more riding. It was soooo pretty I loved it! What a great way to celebrate my birthday. These Real Dune Buggies are low and wide for enhanced stability on the steep sand dunes Drives just like your car with only go, stop, and aim Gas, Brake, and Steering A 4 point harness seat belt and fully integrated steel roll cage let you dart around the dunes in relaxed confidence! There are post markers, and right before post number three, there seems like a great spot which is not too crowded. We were group of 4 and wanted to share 2 atvs in order to take turns and ride not knowing how our first time experience would be with an intention of not ruining the 2 hours rental.
. You need to know the rules and follow them. Once at the beach they have a ride ready for pickup. We went at the perfect timing around 4 and caught the sunset when we were heading back. We took it easy at first. They were lenient with time too, which was a huge positive to me.
Two Pismo Beach Locations to serve you! We only did it for an hour and it was more than enough time for us, the staff gave us an extra 30 mins which was pretty nice of them! You will want to stay on the wetter sand closer to the water. Next time though, I would book ahead of time Carolyn was such a great help and wonderful customer service. You can take a shuttle from the office to the rentals because they are about 1 mile down the beach from the State Beach kiosk. The and specifically the are great resources. While not an extreme angle driving experience that you'd get with a SunBuggie Dune Buggy, it's a nice way to go out on the dunes look around as you sit much higher up similar to a golf cart than you would in a Dune Buggy.