Discover a selection of 405 vacation rentals in Shell Beach that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $130 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Shell Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The charming city of Shell Beach awaits you

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Shell Beach. Travelers like the local tours, bird watching and surfing in this romantic and scenic city. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Morro Bay State Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Shell Beach

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Shell Beach a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monarch Butterfly Grove (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Pismo Beach Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Central Coast Aquarium (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Pacific Dunes Ranch Riding Stables (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Kynsi Winery (5.7 mi / 9.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Shell Beach

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, September, August, October and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 67°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Shell Beach

Shell Beach is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Shell Beach is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Morro Bay State Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Margo Dodd Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • North Beach Campground (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Grover Heights Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Shell Beach

Fly into San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), the closest airport, located 6.1 mi (9.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 21.7 mi (35 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Shell Beach?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 405 vacation rentals around Shell Beach. From 203 house rentals to 16 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.