Unstable bluff leads to closure of part of Ocean Boulevard in Pismo Beach

The city of Pismo Beach is closing an oceanfront area on Ocean Boulevard between Wawona and Capistrano Avenues after geological inspections revealed that portions of the coastal bluff have become unstable.

Vehicle traffic will not be permitted; however, the area will remain accessible to bicycles and pedestrians, according to a news release. The public is encouraged to abide by all safety signs.

This stretch of Ocean Boulevard is expected to open again after bluff stabilization measures have been completed in five to six months. Pismo Beach officials were immediately unavailable Thursday for comment.