Grover Beach

Welcome to Grover Beach

Haute cuisine and stunning beauty in a coveted seaside village
Drive up California’s famous Highway 1, and you will see some of the country's most spectacular views. This stunning spot is home to Grover Beach, a laid-back beach town with classic coastal vibes. The azure hue of the Pacific Ocean sparkles to the west, while the majestic mountains and rich farmland of California’s agricultural region shine to the east. Situated just south of Pismo Beach, Grover Beach is part of the Five Cities area, and the town’s rolling dunes and blazing sunsets create an ethereal, magical feel. This truly is the place to get away from it all.

Sandy beaches and balmy Mediterranean weather make life a dream in Grover Beach, and the real estate market cashes in on the breathtaking scenery. Lush gardens create an oasis feel, and palm trees tower overhead, a vibrant shade of green against a candy-colored sky. Modern new construction builds contain the latest luxe amenities and smart technology, while vintage beach cottages capture the charm of a seaside lifestyle.

What to Love

  • World-class dining
  • Spectacular ocean vistas
  • Dunes and sandy beaches
  • Championship golf courses

Local Lifestyle

Grover Beach pampers residents with enchanting sights and delightful activities, keeping the dance card full of wondrous ways to spend a day. The unique landscape is alive with vivid flora and whimsical wildlife, like technicolor butterflies and bright-winged birds.

The culinary scene in Grover Beach is exquisite and features an outstanding array of haute cuisine. The Central Coast is known for exceptional golf, and Grover Beach is no different, offering championship golf courses to keep locals at the top of their game.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Rustic and romantic, Ember Restaurant stokes the fire of good food and conversation. This stylish bistro specializes in eclectic cuisine, offering wood-fired pizzas, creative dishes, and small plates. From the freshly baked rosemary bread to the succulent filet and rich lasagne, Ember delights the palate with bold flavors. Steakhouse fare meets vintage Old West vibes at AJ Spurs Saloon & Dining Hall. Sporting a classic steakhouse menu, this unique saloon ups the ante with oak-pit barbeque techniques and delightfully kitschy decor.

Fresh ocean breezes and spectacular views of the Pacific are on the menu at Oyster Loft. This upscale bistro features a refined selection of fresh seafood, raw-bar fare, and creative cocktails. From the scallop carpaccio and salmon tartare to the charbroiled oysters and miso-glazed sablefish, the dishes are as artful as they are delicious. Classic California coastal cuisine gets an elegant twist at Lido Restaurant and Lounge. Set inside the swanky Dolphin Bay Resort, this farm-to-table eatery dazzles with ocean views, local wine, and chef specialties like the crab Louie burger.

Things to Do  

California’s picturesque beauty is on display in Grover Beach, offering residents everything from quiet afternoons at the park to evening strolls along the shore to catch the blazing sunset. Sparkling views of the Pacific are on the horizon just beyond Grover Heights Park, the neighborhood’s favorite place to gather for barbecues and family parties. This dog-friendly greenspace sports an array of athletic courts, a horseshoe pit, and a pristine playground. The heady scent of eucalyptus wafts through Monarch Butterfly Grove, infusing the whimsical spot with even more magic. Thousands of bright butterflies flock to this sanctuary, bringing their technicolor beauty from October through February.

Whether you opt for an ATV adventure or prefer the simple pleasure of watching the sunset over the horizon in a fire of red and orange, Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve State Park sets a stunning scene for outdoor recreation. The hikes over the dunes to the ocean are challenging and beautiful, and childlike spirit is on display as locals gleefully slide down the dunes on sleds of cardboard. Golfers can head to neighboring Pismo Beach to take a swing at Pismo Beach Golf Course. This championship course challenges players of all levels and boasts incredible ocean views.


Grover Beach families benefit from the excellent public schools in the Lucia Mar Unified School District, as well as prestigious private academies, including:


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Overview for Grover Beach, CA

15,952 people live in Grover Beach, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $34,296.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.5 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Grover Beach, CA

Grover Beach has 6,261 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Grover Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,952 people call Grover Beach home. The population density is 4,953.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.21 / 47.79%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in Grover Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Grover Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Dandy Lion Montessori School
K - K
No rating available
Grover Beach Elementary
K - 6th
K - 6th
Fairgrove Elementary
K - 6th

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