Filming - Oceano Dunes District

Unique Landscapes to Spark Creativity

California State Parks in the Oceano Dunes District offer a variety of beautiful and unique filming/photography locations. Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is  recognized as the finest, most extensive coastal dunes in California. The dunes are an incredible sight to behold providing diverse opportunities to meet your filming needs . You can hike, surf, The District provides dynamic coastal dunescapes and beautiful coastal backdrops for your film set! Let us help you find the perfect location!

Please click each park below to learn more about what the District can offer for your film/photography shoot!

Thank you for considering California State Parks for your filming location. Filming on California State Parks land requires a film/photography permit. We recommend contacting the park in advance to understand the requirements for your chosen location. The filming coordinator can also assist you in finding the best location for your film/photography shoot. To obtain a permit, please contact the Special Events/Film Coordinator for your location listed below and submit an application to the California Film Commission. There is no cost associated with submitting an application to the California Film Commission. However, applications must be received at least one week in advance of your film/photography shoot date.

SITE MONITORS

Some film/photography shoots require a monitor depending on activities, equipment, and location. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to ensure that the Film Coordinator can find appropriate site monitors for your shoot.

DRONES

Drone guidelines are defined on the California Film Commission website. At this time, State Parks is reviewing requests for filming with a drone on a case-by-case basis.

Pismo State Beach offers the best of the california Central Coasts natural beauty in one park. Dramatic dunescapes give way to remote expanses of beach below, complemented by shoreline street legal vehicle access. With an expansive portfolio and multiple options for set backdrops Pismo State Beach is ideal for film productions of all sizes.

To obtain a permit, submit an application to the California Film Commission AND submit and inquiry to the District below.
 
Oceano Dunes SVRA offers the best of the Oceano Dunes natural beauty in one park. Dramatic dunescapes give way to remote expanses of beach below, complemented by vehicle access and camping options. With an expansive portfolio and multiple options for set backdrops Oceano Dunes SVRA is ideal for film productions of all sizes.
 
To obtain a permit, submit an application to the California Film Commission AND submit and inquiry to the District below.
 

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