Our Story

On The Beach Bed & Breakfast was built in 2004 as a 14 room Boutique Hotel and was originally named the Pierpointe Inn. The current owners Richard Rengel and Richard and Debbie Shannon purchased the property in September of 2007. We remodeled the kitchen to produce gourmet meals, redesigned the Lobby and installed all new landscape. We continuously strive to keep our rooms above standard, while maintaining our beach charm and mystique. We have also changed the name to On the Beach Bed & Breakfast at the time of purchase. The name came from our guests who were always commenting what a great location we had right next to the pier and On the Beach.

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Our philosophy is provide an elegant, comfortable beach oriented vacation for our guests. We have promoted a daily, freshly cooked, incredible breakfast tradition, as well as an evening social hour. Breakfast items span a range of different styles, emphasizing the diverse background of our staff, while social hour items are customized to balance and pair with the wines we are serving each day. The owners all have long time roots in San Luis Obispo County. Richard Rengel is a commercial Architect who graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and currently resides in San Luis Obispo. He is a well-respected commercial architect, an avid flier, skier and very active member of the Cal Poly Alumni Association.

Debbie Shannon was raised in San Luis Obispo and also graduated from Cal Poly, SLO. She has been a recreation supervisor for both the cities of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles and currently handles are wine program and oversees the staff. Richard and Debbie reside in Atascadero.

Richard Shannon moved to San Luis Obispo County in 1976 and has been active in Real Estate Brokerage and Development in San Luis Obispo County since 1977. He is Co-Owner / Broker of Peabody & PLUM REALTORS in Atascadero. He is involved in all phases of real estate including single family home sales, commercial sales and leasing, vineyard sales and vacant land sales. Richard also is the General Manager for On The Beach Bed & Breakfast and he oversees the daily operations of the hotel. He is also an avid surfer and can be seen in the local waters and at the Cayucos Pier when the surf is good.

Our staff is comprised of local residents, who have an extensive knowledge of the area and can provide great suggestion for every type of activity. We are grateful of the family feel we are able to evoke, provided that guests asks us all the time if everyone working at On the Beach is related.

We invite you to consider On the Beach, Bed and Breakfast as the lodging establishment for your next trip to our wonderful area.

Sincerely,
Richard, Debbie and Rick

From the Guest Book

"What an amazing place we “stumbled across.” Such a shame we have to move on, would love to stay longer. Thank you for an amazing night." - Sean and Nicole Australia

"Loved our time here." -Tom & Denise E

What a wonderful place. Love the location, food, room and staff. This is my second time here and won’t be my last. Thank you!" - Jake

Wonderful staff, room superb, clean and food divine! Best kept secret in California. We will be back!" - Ann & Chris (honeymooners)

Local Activities

  • Relax at the Beach
  • Go Surfing
  • Look for Seaglass
  • Wine Tasting
  • Hike Harmony Headland Trail
  • Estero Bluff Walk
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