I read in New Times that Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area brings money to Pismo Beach (“Offroaders bring prosperity,” Dec. 25). So what? Pismo got rid of cars on its beach years ago but supports cars on our beach for its own profit. I call this Bullshit, with a capital letter.
Does the ODSVRA’s industry bring money to Oceano? No. It destroys Oceano’s natural beauty and attraction; it stomps Oceano’s potential for growth as a safe beach town; it vandalizes Pier Avenue and vicinity; it drives away non-offroad-vehicles tourism. The Oceano community and the county are losing money big time. Oceano beach was one of the most spectacular shores on the Central Coast. Cars and offroaders have transformed it into a horrific alien landscape of debris, fences, stakes, posts, trash containers, portables, and permanent bathrooms. Pier Avenue has been turned into a filthy ghetto alley where offroaders stop on their way in to stock up booze and on their way out to dump their trash. Walking on Pier Avenue and on Oceano beach has become dreadful and dangerous. What a shame!