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!
Pursuit vehicle at ODSVRA
Scouting the Dunes
Campfire on the Beach
Walking on a Trail
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.
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.
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.
To obtain a permit, submit an application to the California Film Commission AND submit and inquiry to the District below.