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After many years of work with the California Coastal Commission and the City of Pismo Beach, we are proud to announce that Martin Resorts’ restoration efforts on the California Coastal Trail are complete and the new pedestrian bridge is now OPEN for your enjoyment!

In 2015, Martin Resorts began a restoration project to improve accessibility along the coastline in scenic Pismo Beach.  The goal of the restoration project was to maximise public access to the beach, protect the scenic corridor and the natural environment, and improve and provide continuous access to the California Coastal Trail.

To do so, the work was divided into 12 individual site projects which took place between Inn at the Cove and Pismo Lighthouse Suites in Pismo Beach. These projects included the repair of bluff top walkways near Shore Cliff Hotel and Ventana Grill, additional beach access, and the construction of a pedestrian bridge that extends the California Coastal Trail by a mile along the Pismo Beach coastline.

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Top: Bluff restoration efforts at Shore Cliff Hotel. Bottom: Building the pedestrian bridge between Shore Cliff Hotel and Pismo Lighthouse Suites. 

The California Coastal Trail

The California Coastal Trail (“The CCT”) is one of the great trails of our nation. When completed, it will extend 1,200 miles from Oregon to Mexico. In 1972, Californians passed Proposition 20 recommending that a trails system be established along or near the coast. In 1999, the CCT was designated at the state and federal level as California’s Millennium Legacy Trail, and in 2001 state legislation called for its completion. As of today, roughly half of the CCT is complete.

The new pedestrian bridge is the final piece of Martin Resorts’ efforts on the California Coastal Trail project. Its completion connects Shore Cliff Hotel and Pismo Lighthouse Suites, providing access to the existing oceanfront walkway that offers unobstructed views of Pismo Beach and leads down to the beach near the Pismo Pier.

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The finished Pedestrian Bridge connecting the two hotels extends the CA Coastal Trail in Pismo Beach.

To learn more about our philanthropic efforts at Martin Resorts, click here.