One of San Luis Obispo County’s most desired communities, Shell Beach is a medley of small neighborhoods, some eclectic and others sophisticated, blended together by a bridge of rocky cliffs. Located just five miles south of the City of San Luis Obispo, Shell Beach homes feature everything from one-bedroom bungalows to ocean-front mansions. Regardless of the size of the home, many living rooms have breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or the surrounding coastal hills.

For those who may desire a more remote place to live, The Bluffs is a private residential community with unimpeded, unforgettable views of the coastline.

Local Lifestyle

Shell Beach is small enough that no matter where you live, the ocean is just a quick walk away. A favorite local tradition is carrying your glass of wine down to Ocean Boulevard at the end of the day for a neighborly rendezvous and the chance to witness some of the most spectacular sunsets on the entire coast of California.

Shell Beach is where the world-renowned Dolphin Bay Hotel resides, and next-door is The Cliffs Resort, both offering some of the finest dining in the area. If you’re in the mood for a more casual meal, just down the road is world-renowned Alex’s BBQ, one of many great local hangouts.


On a scale of one to ten, Shell Beach has a 10+ fun factor. Surfing off Shell Beach is a favorite spot for the locals, kids and adults alike. Home of the Dinosaur Caves, Shell Beach offers some of the West Coast’s finest ocean and cave kayaking. You can also sit on the bluffs and view the spectacular visits from dolphins and whales as they migrate along the coast. Depending on the season, you can also be mesmerized by the number of pelicans that convene on the island cliffs, and the ever-entertaining sea lions basking on the rocks below.

Want to find out if Shell Beach is the right community for you? Contact Steve today for more information. From bungalows to estates, we’ll find the perfect home for you.


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