Sunday, November 23, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 37
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Santa Maria Sun / Street Wise

Which is your favorite local beach?


Lisa Karys-Schiff

Lisa Karys-Schiff

owner of Broadway Books

“Surf Beach in Lompoc because it’s wild, it’s untamed, it’s got drift logs, and rocks, and wildlife and it’s usually pretty deserted.”

Quentynn Johnson

Quentynn Johnson

busboy at the Santa Maria Inn

“My favorite local beach is probably Pismo because of the Outlets and the pier. That’s always my favorite, to go there and eat at Splash Café.”

Duane Bole

Duane Bole

employee, Bee Safe Lock and Key

“My favorite local beach would probably be Avila. It is a nice drive to get there, laid back, and Pismo is too crowded.”

Erica Meza

Erica Meza

owner of EM Hair Studio

“My favorite is Avila Beach. I really enjoy walking on the pier around there, and it’s all really nice with the shops.”