The clams in Pismo Beach are fun to dig up. The little crabs will be right at the waters edge. You have to be quick or they will burrow and escape. The kids love finding and playing with them. I don’t think they have figured out the they are good to eat. They would rather play with them for hours then release them back to the sand. If you just get the kids to the shore they will occupy themselves. Kim Bettasso loves the beach as well and loves to spend any down time there. The beaches are nice and the area is beautiful.