The Best Nude Beach SLO has to Offer: Pirates Cove


Why go to Pirates Cove?

Pirates Cove is a remote and scenic nude beach that stands between Pismo and Avila and is not your typical nude beach. On an average summer day you will find only a handful of people either completely naked or stripped down to the bare minimum, which makes this beach a desirable place to visit since it never gets overcrowded.

Additionally, while most nude beaches are populated with people wearing birthday suits, Yelp describes it as consisting of “a mix of people you would see at your local supermarket.” The public gives it an average rating of 4 and a half out of 5 stars typically for its silent beauty that resembles the beaches “in Crete and the Mediterranean”(Neo G-frequent visitor of the Cove).

How To Get There:
There are a few ways to access this remotely private cove. From Avila Beach Drive, you can drive straight down the remotely windy road. After passing a quaint little golf course on your right, Cave Landing Rd will be uphill on your left. Take this street and park in the nearest parking lot. Continue on foot walking south. As you go down the creaky wooden steps, Pirates Cove will be within your gazing distance at the far end of the beach. If you want to do more walking than driving, you can also park where the nearby dunes are and take a dirt trail down.

Last but not least for those enthusiastic adventurists, you can take the journey by kayaking from Pismo’s pier. Make sure you have a coverup if you plan to take this route as the waters can make the temperature a little chilly.

Weather: You can expect Pirates Cove to get as hot as the high 90’s during the summer and low as mid 50’s during the coldest months of winter. What’s unique about the weather at Pirates Cove however is that the surrounding mountain range helps to filter out the misty fog. During the morning when fog typically sets in a beach, the mountain range blocks the fog from seeping into the city. As a result, you will be able to sip a morning margarita and enjoy the beautiful sun above as you gaze out at the surrounding “Avila bubble” that sits on top of this barrier.

Pirates Cove has a stunning view of the ocean and is truly a hidden gem that one would need to see to fully experience its true beauty. We hope that this gives you a glimpse of a truly remarkable experience!