1 mile (2 kilometers) from the main part of Shell Beach, you can find the Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa. The Avila La Fonda Hotel can be found 4 miles (6 kilometers) away. You might like to book a room at the Avila Lighthouse Suites or the San Luis Bay Inn.
Planning to get a bit out of the center? Central California lays claim to a number of attractions worth checking out. Investigate Central California's lighthouses and you can also relish the region's valleys and rolling hills. Fun-loving travelers can also get into snowboarding and skiing in the area.
Pismo Beach is 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) to the east of Shell Beach and features Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly Grove. When you want to get to Pismo Beach, check out the rooms at the Sandcastle Inn and Pismo Lighthouse Suites. Alternatively, you could stay in Avila Beach, 4 miles (7 kilometers) northwest of Shell Beach, where you can pick from the Avila Village Inn and Inn At Avila Beach. Should you choose to stay in Avila Beach, a couple of places to add to your itinerary are the Avila Beach Golf Resort and Central Coast Aquarium.
Consider spending an afternoon enjoying thrills and spills in the company of local supporters at an exciting match. Alex G. Spanos Stadium is 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the north of Shell Beach. Book a Travelocity-listed hotel near the action at the Madonna Inn or the Granada Hotel & Bistro.
If you are planning on arriving through San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, you may like to book Travelocity-listed rooms at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, or Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo, which can both be found conveniently close.