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Guidebook for Avila Beach

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Guidebook for Avila Beach

Drinks & Nightlife
Bikinis, beer and the beach. Sound like paradise? Well it is, and it’s happening here at Mr. Rick’s in Avila Beach! Equipped with pool tables, a large beach front patio, and a hot, young energetic staff, Mr. Rick’s caters to anyone looking to have a good time. After a long day on the beach and the sun goes down, put on your dancing shoes and let the best local bands and hottest DJs entertain you all night long.
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Mr. Rick's
404 Front Street
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Bikinis, beer and the beach. Sound like paradise? Well it is, and it’s happening here at Mr. Rick’s in Avila Beach! Equipped with pool tables, a large beach front patio, and a hot, young energetic staff, Mr. Rick’s caters to anyone looking to have a good time. After a long day on the beach and the sun goes down, put on your dancing shoes and let the best local bands and hottest DJs entertain you all night long.
Our newest location in beautiful Avila Beach offers 12 Libertine beers on tap, from our famous Wild Ales to our NEW non-sour collaboration series beers! Come join us on our beautiful patio for a pint or two and take some bottles or crowlers home with you!
Libertine Brewing Tasting Room
90 San Miguel St
Our newest location in beautiful Avila Beach offers 12 Libertine beers on tap, from our famous Wild Ales to our NEW non-sour collaboration series beers! Come join us on our beautiful patio for a pint or two and take some bottles or crowlers home with you!
Interested in wine tasting while on the coast? Stop by Alapay and meet Scott & Rebecca Remmenga, a husband and wife team that have a true love for wine. It's located about one block from the beach and offers wine tasting, wine for sale, and gifts.
Alapay Cellars Tasting Room
415 1st Street
Interested in wine tasting while on the coast? Stop by Alapay and meet Scott & Rebecca Remmenga, a husband and wife team that have a true love for wine. It's located about one block from the beach and offers wine tasting, wine for sale, and gifts.
Enjoy the Avila Wine and Roasting Company's outdoor patio while tasting wines and tapas-style gourmet foods made from exclusive central coast products.
Avila Wine & Roasting Co
53 San Miguel St
Enjoy the Avila Wine and Roasting Company's outdoor patio while tasting wines and tapas-style gourmet foods made from exclusive central coast products.
This small family owned winery is inviting and focuses on superb quality as opposed to quantity. With an array of wines including apple chardonnay and pinot noir, you will be amazed at the variety they have to offer. The vineyards and tasting room is located in the Avila Valley on See Canyon Road. Visiting here will take you back to a different time filled with charm and even peacocks running around.
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Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards
1947 See Canyon Road
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This small family owned winery is inviting and focuses on superb quality as opposed to quantity. With an array of wines including apple chardonnay and pinot noir, you will be amazed at the variety they have to offer. The vineyards and tasting room is located in the Avila Valley on See Canyon Road. Visiting here will take you back to a different time filled with charm and even peacocks running around.
Morovino celebrates the everyday appreciation of fine wines. At Morovino, owners David and Andrea Bradford delight in sharing their knowledge of food, wine and winemaking. They believe that wine should be approachable. Located in Avila Beach, just a block from the ocean, Morovino embraces the Italian winemaking philosophy of: Wine ! Food! Fun! Family! It is the goal of Morovino’s hosts to offer an interesting, entertaining experience to all their guests. Choose from a seat at the bar, or relax with friends in the sunny “wine lounge” area. After your visit, stroll the Avila Beach promenade with its charming shops, excellent restaurants and beautiful beach.
Morovino Winery
468 Front St
Morovino celebrates the everyday appreciation of fine wines. At Morovino, owners David and Andrea Bradford delight in sharing their knowledge of food, wine and winemaking. They believe that wine should be approachable. Located in Avila Beach, just a block from the ocean, Morovino embraces the Italian winemaking philosophy of: Wine ! Food! Fun! Family! It is the goal of Morovino’s hosts to offer an interesting, entertaining experience to all their guests. Choose from a seat at the bar, or relax with friends in the sunny “wine lounge” area. After your visit, stroll the Avila Beach promenade with its charming shops, excellent restaurants and beautiful beach.
Peloton Cellars is new to Avila Beach but not wine. It was created by four friends and marries the love of wine and cycling. You can find their tasting room in the new landing building in downtown Avila Beach.
Peloton Cellars
470 Front St
Peloton Cellars is new to Avila Beach but not wine. It was created by four friends and marries the love of wine and cycling. You can find their tasting room in the new landing building in downtown Avila Beach.
PierFront wine & brew opened in October 2014 and is located right on the ocean in Avila Beach. Come by and enjoy a glass of our very own PierFront wine, local wines, wines from around the world, and brews. We also offer a variety of delicious appetizers.
PierFront Wine & Brew
480 Front St
PierFront wine & brew opened in October 2014 and is located right on the ocean in Avila Beach. Come by and enjoy a glass of our very own PierFront wine, local wines, wines from around the world, and brews. We also offer a variety of delicious appetizers.
Entertainment & Activities
he Avila Beach Golf Resort is the most well-known of the Central Coast Golf Courses, and a wholly-unique golf experience for each of our guests. Designed by Olin Dutra and Desmond Muirhead and opened for play in 1969, we are located 3 miles off Highway 101, south of San Luis Obispo and northwest of Pismo Beach. Nestled in the surrounding hills and on the edge of the bay, the resort includes a par 71, 6500-yard championship course, extensive and beautifully crafted event facilities and a neighborhood bar that also serves tasty sandwiches and small bites. The golf course has kikuyu grass fairways (think Riviera CC) and quick, classic bent grass greens. The front nine is situated on hilly terr
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Avila Beach Golf Resort
6464 Ana Bay Road
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he Avila Beach Golf Resort is the most well-known of the Central Coast Golf Courses, and a wholly-unique golf experience for each of our guests. Designed by Olin Dutra and Desmond Muirhead and opened for play in 1969, we are located 3 miles off Highway 101, south of San Luis Obispo and northwest of Pismo Beach. Nestled in the surrounding hills and on the edge of the bay, the resort includes a par 71, 6500-yard championship course, extensive and beautifully crafted event facilities and a neighborhood bar that also serves tasty sandwiches and small bites. The golf course has kikuyu grass fairways (think Riviera CC) and quick, classic bent grass greens. The front nine is situated on hilly terr
Enjoy this City to the Sea bike trail that follows the Pacific Coast Railroad right-of-way along the San Luis Obispo Creek to Avila Beach. Starts at the parking lot right off the 101 freeway and ends at the beach/promenade in downtown Avila Beach. This trail is great for walking, skating, biking, etc. The trail will take you through lush landscapes and gardens and follows a meandering stream. If you don't have your own bike or you just don't want to bring it, make sure you check out the Avila Hot Springs (start of the trail) and Wally's Bike Rental (end of the trail in the Landing Building in downtown Avila) for beach cruiser & bike rentals. Also check out the Woodstone Market & Deli on the
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Ontario & Bob Jones Trail
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Enjoy this City to the Sea bike trail that follows the Pacific Coast Railroad right-of-way along the San Luis Obispo Creek to Avila Beach. Starts at the parking lot right off the 101 freeway and ends at the beach/promenade in downtown Avila Beach. This trail is great for walking, skating, biking, etc. The trail will take you through lush landscapes and gardens and follows a meandering stream. If you don't have your own bike or you just don't want to bring it, make sure you check out the Avila Hot Springs (start of the trail) and Wally's Bike Rental (end of the trail in the Landing Building in downtown Avila) for beach cruiser & bike rentals. Also check out the Woodstone Market & Deli on the
Kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, lessons, Adventure Tours, and gift shop. Beginners and families with kids welcome. Open year round. Reservations available online (Avila Beach Paddlesports Opens a New Window. ). Walk-ins for rentals (weather permitting). Visit their shop right on the water in Port San Luis Harbor: 3915 Avila Beach Drive (trailer boat launch building). 805-704-6902
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Avila Beach Paddlesports
3915 Avila Beach Drive
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Kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, lessons, Adventure Tours, and gift shop. Beginners and families with kids welcome. Open year round. Reservations available online (Avila Beach Paddlesports Opens a New Window. ). Walk-ins for rentals (weather permitting). Visit their shop right on the water in Port San Luis Harbor: 3915 Avila Beach Drive (trailer boat launch building). 805-704-6902
Sportfishing Trips We specialize in rockcod fishing during open season, April 1st through December 31st. Our 8-hour 3/4 Day trips usually fish the local reefs, or Pt. Sal in waters 60'-300'. Our 10-hour All Day trips fish from Pt. Purisima to Pt. Buchon in depths of 60'-300'. Our 4, 5 or 6-hour 1/2 Day trips fish the local reefs off Port San Luis and Shell Beach. Whale Watching January through March for the Gray Whale Migration Whale-Watching n Nature trips Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Otters, and a variety of Sea Birds live off our Central Coast. Bring binoculars and a camera! Trips are 2 hours. Schedule: Call ahead for a reservation (805) 595-7200
Patriot Sportfishing
3 Port San Luis Pier 3
Sportfishing Trips We specialize in rockcod fishing during open season, April 1st through December 31st. Our 8-hour 3/4 Day trips usually fish the local reefs, or Pt. Sal in waters 60'-300'. Our 10-hour All Day trips fish from Pt. Purisima to Pt. Buchon in depths of 60'-300'. Our 4, 5 or 6-hour 1/2 Day trips fish the local reefs off Port San Luis and Shell Beach. Whale Watching January through March for the Gray Whale Migration Whale-Watching n Nature trips Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Otters, and a variety of Sea Birds live off our Central Coast. Bring binoculars and a camera! Trips are 2 hours. Schedule: Call ahead for a reservation (805) 595-7200
It's all about Surfing, Safety, & Fun Van Curaza Surf School is all about SURFING, SAFETY, and FUN! VCSS is the premier surf school serving the central coast of California. Founded and run by local legendary waterman Van Curaza, VCSS is passionate about sharing the stoke of surfing and beauty of the ocean. Since 1979, Van has been teaching surfing and ocean safety, along with community and environmental awareness. In addition to teaching hundreds of people his passion, he has also founded a successful non-profit organization called Amazing Surf Adventures, which teaches wounded military to overcome challenges one wave at a time. From first-timers and beginners, to expert surfers and differe
Van Curaza Surf School
80 San Francisco St
It's all about Surfing, Safety, & Fun Van Curaza Surf School is all about SURFING, SAFETY, and FUN! VCSS is the premier surf school serving the central coast of California. Founded and run by local legendary waterman Van Curaza, VCSS is passionate about sharing the stoke of surfing and beauty of the ocean. Since 1979, Van has been teaching surfing and ocean safety, along with community and environmental awareness. In addition to teaching hundreds of people his passion, he has also founded a successful non-profit organization called Amazing Surf Adventures, which teaches wounded military to overcome challenges one wave at a time. From first-timers and beginners, to expert surfers and differe
Welcome to Avila Hot Springs! Discovered in 1907 by at the time unlucky oil drillers and established by the Budan family as a popular visitor-serving natural artesian mineral hot springs oasis at the gateway to Avila Beach and Port-San Luis Harbor. Historic Avila Hot Springs offers today's visitors cabin camping and dry tent camping, - all just 2 miles from the beaches and next to the Bob Jones Bike Trail. All year long, Avila's protected southerly location offers some of the best weather on the Central Coast. Come kick back, and beat the heat relaxing in the shade of the palm trees and ocean breezes. Enjoy all the funky fun and convenience Avila Hot Springs is known for, including group
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Avila Hot Springs
250 Avila Beach Drive
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Welcome to Avila Hot Springs! Discovered in 1907 by at the time unlucky oil drillers and established by the Budan family as a popular visitor-serving natural artesian mineral hot springs oasis at the gateway to Avila Beach and Port-San Luis Harbor. Historic Avila Hot Springs offers today's visitors cabin camping and dry tent camping, - all just 2 miles from the beaches and next to the Bob Jones Bike Trail. All year long, Avila's protected southerly location offers some of the best weather on the Central Coast. Come kick back, and beat the heat relaxing in the shade of the palm trees and ocean breezes. Enjoy all the funky fun and convenience Avila Hot Springs is known for, including group
The Central Coast Aquarium welcomes all visitors, friends and family, to indulge in the splendor of the Central Coast’s beauty and the wonder within the waters brought to land. Between hands-on experiences like the Exhibit Hall’s touch tanks or close encounters with swell sharks, to engaging academic programs where kiddos learn to walk on sea legs aboard a fishing boat, we aspire to inspire the explorers within every heart who enters our doors. Valuing the lessons to be learned through personalized interactions and exhibits, the Central Coast Aquarium is dedicated to continuing the legacy of it’s founder and continually developing newer, greater, more in depth experiences for our visitors an
Central Coast Aquarium
50 San Juan Street
The Central Coast Aquarium welcomes all visitors, friends and family, to indulge in the splendor of the Central Coast’s beauty and the wonder within the waters brought to land. Between hands-on experiences like the Exhibit Hall’s touch tanks or close encounters with swell sharks, to engaging academic programs where kiddos learn to walk on sea legs aboard a fishing boat, we aspire to inspire the explorers within every heart who enters our doors. Valuing the lessons to be learned through personalized interactions and exhibits, the Central Coast Aquarium is dedicated to continuing the legacy of it’s founder and continually developing newer, greater, more in depth experiences for our visitors an
Discover the sanctuary THE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT OF SAN LUIS OBISPO Nestled within the Central Coast of California’s pristine Avila Valley, the legendary Sycamore Springs Resort & Spa—located on over 100 wooded acres—is a destination like no other. Since the late 19th century, the Resort has been a popular retreat and committed to providing a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
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Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
1215 Avila Beach Drive
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Discover the sanctuary THE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT OF SAN LUIS OBISPO Nestled within the Central Coast of California’s pristine Avila Valley, the legendary Sycamore Springs Resort & Spa—located on over 100 wooded acres—is a destination like no other. Since the late 19th century, the Resort has been a popular retreat and committed to providing a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
The Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is undoubtedly one of the most treasured events on the Central Coast and has a long history of bringing locals and visitors together to eat, shop, listen to music and connect with their community. Plan Your Visit The Market takes place every Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (weather permitting and excluding major holidays) on Higuera Street between Nipomo and Osos streets.
SLO Farmers' Market
1798 Dalidio Dr
The Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is undoubtedly one of the most treasured events on the Central Coast and has a long history of bringing locals and visitors together to eat, shop, listen to music and connect with their community. Plan Your Visit The Market takes place every Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (weather permitting and excluding major holidays) on Higuera Street between Nipomo and Osos streets.
Food Scene
Welcome! Our Central Coast beach-side location holds beautiful views with a casual atmosphere. An excellent dining experience is our top priority. Our menu has something for everyone…fresh fish, hand cut steaks, refreshing salads and our specialty appetizers. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come and have a drink at our cocktail bar, or dine on our outdoor patio while gazing out across the beautiful San Luis Bay.
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Custom House
404 Front Street
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Welcome! Our Central Coast beach-side location holds beautiful views with a casual atmosphere. An excellent dining experience is our top priority. Our menu has something for everyone…fresh fish, hand cut steaks, refreshing salads and our specialty appetizers. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come and have a drink at our cocktail bar, or dine on our outdoor patio while gazing out across the beautiful San Luis Bay.
Just steps from the sand, Ocean Grill Avila Beach offers pristine ocean views paired with the best of California Coastal Cuisine.
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Ocean Grill
268 Front Street
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Just steps from the sand, Ocean Grill Avila Beach offers pristine ocean views paired with the best of California Coastal Cuisine.
Among locals a smile forms on the face when Avila Valley Barn is mentioned. A favorite spot to stop off and buy the freshest fruit and vegetables grown locally, pick up a pie or bakery treat, stop off for lunch from our deli or get an ice cream on the way to Avila Beach. There are hayrides, farm pets and U-Pick. Avila Valley Barn is truly a place built for the whole family in mind.
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Avila Valley Barn
560 Avila Beach Drive
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Among locals a smile forms on the face when Avila Valley Barn is mentioned. A favorite spot to stop off and buy the freshest fruit and vegetables grown locally, pick up a pie or bakery treat, stop off for lunch from our deli or get an ice cream on the way to Avila Beach. There are hayrides, farm pets and U-Pick. Avila Valley Barn is truly a place built for the whole family in mind.
Hula Hut features freshly made salads, sandwiches, wraps, and smoothies. With a hawaiian theme ambiance, paired with a beautiful scenic view of Avila Beach, Hula Hut is the perfect place to enjoy a meal. Don't forget to try the delicious pastries, cold ice cream, and homemade fudge.
Hula Hut
380 Front St
Hula Hut features freshly made salads, sandwiches, wraps, and smoothies. With a hawaiian theme ambiance, paired with a beautiful scenic view of Avila Beach, Hula Hut is the perfect place to enjoy a meal. Don't forget to try the delicious pastries, cold ice cream, and homemade fudge.
Dine on fresh, delicious seafood, grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the awesome views from the Harford Pier in Avila Beach.
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Mersea's Seafood Restaurant
3895 San Luis Bay Dr
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Dine on fresh, delicious seafood, grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the awesome views from the Harford Pier in Avila Beach.
Fat Cats Cafe is one of the most charming cafes or restaurants you will ever visit! This rustic diamond has been attracting not only locals but a variety of California visitors and travelers from all over for over a quarter of a century. Located in a beautiful little beach getaway (Avila Beach, Port San Luis) near San Luis Obispo it has everything you can ask for. A reputation for its Ocean views and great service are the reasons customers come to Fat Cats but award winning meals are the reason they return.
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Fat Cats Cafe
3920 Avila Beach Drive
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Fat Cats Cafe is one of the most charming cafes or restaurants you will ever visit! This rustic diamond has been attracting not only locals but a variety of California visitors and travelers from all over for over a quarter of a century. Located in a beautiful little beach getaway (Avila Beach, Port San Luis) near San Luis Obispo it has everything you can ask for. A reputation for its Ocean views and great service are the reasons customers come to Fat Cats but award winning meals are the reason they return.
BLUE MOON OVER AVILA Guests will enjoy a rotating menu of seasonal and signature dishes along with imported beer and wine selections designed to impress and satisfy the most discriminating tastes. Located steps from the sand, Blue Moon Over Avila is seaside dining at its finest.
Blue Moon Over Avila
460 Front St
BLUE MOON OVER AVILA Guests will enjoy a rotating menu of seasonal and signature dishes along with imported beer and wine selections designed to impress and satisfy the most discriminating tastes. Located steps from the sand, Blue Moon Over Avila is seaside dining at its finest.
Mission Pizza is now open in the Olde Custom House Cafe. You will find them up the ramp behind the Custom House building. You have tried their awesome pizza in various locations around the Central Coast; now enjoy it on one of California’s premier beaches. Choose from house specialty pizzas, chicken pizzas, veggie pizzas, or make your own freestyle pizza. Plenty of appetizers and salads to choose from or try an oven baked sandwich. NEW! Try the new individual gourmet pizzettes.
Mission Pizza
404 Front St
Mission Pizza is now open in the Olde Custom House Cafe. You will find them up the ramp behind the Custom House building. You have tried their awesome pizza in various locations around the Central Coast; now enjoy it on one of California’s premier beaches. Choose from house specialty pizzas, chicken pizzas, veggie pizzas, or make your own freestyle pizza. Plenty of appetizers and salads to choose from or try an oven baked sandwich. NEW! Try the new individual gourmet pizzettes.
The Avila Market is one of Avila Beaches only fast casual restaurants offering one the most diverse menus on the coast. Just steps from the historic Avila Pier you can easily find yourself diving into one of Kravabowls signature acai bowls and fresh fruit smoothies or try one of a dozen daily salads, sandwiches and wraps. The Splash Cafe Clam Chowder here is award winning and the Fish and Chips have been a local favorite for decades! Order anything to go and enjoy the breathtaking view while you treat yourself to a well deserved daycation!
Avila Market | Restaurant & Mercantile
354 Front St
The Avila Market is one of Avila Beaches only fast casual restaurants offering one the most diverse menus on the coast. Just steps from the historic Avila Pier you can easily find yourself diving into one of Kravabowls signature acai bowls and fresh fruit smoothies or try one of a dozen daily salads, sandwiches and wraps. The Splash Cafe Clam Chowder here is award winning and the Fish and Chips have been a local favorite for decades! Order anything to go and enjoy the breathtaking view while you treat yourself to a well deserved daycation!
Located off San Luis Bay Drive in Avila Beach, Woodstone Marketplace is an eclectic combination of deli, country market, coffee & espresso bar, and wine shop. Just a step off the beaten path, Woodstone Marketplace is the perfect spot for a delicious meal in a peaceful creekside atmosphere. We use locally grown produce and local fresh fish in our unique entrees, and our special homemade sauces make each dish a flavor encounter of the best kind. We're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offer nightly chef-prepared meals and desserts. Dine indoors in our craftsman-style seating area, or outdoors on our patio overlooking Bob Jones Trail.
Woodstone Marketplace
6675 Bay Laurel Place
Located off San Luis Bay Drive in Avila Beach, Woodstone Marketplace is an eclectic combination of deli, country market, coffee & espresso bar, and wine shop. Just a step off the beaten path, Woodstone Marketplace is the perfect spot for a delicious meal in a peaceful creekside atmosphere. We use locally grown produce and local fresh fish in our unique entrees, and our special homemade sauces make each dish a flavor encounter of the best kind. We're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offer nightly chef-prepared meals and desserts. Dine indoors in our craftsman-style seating area, or outdoors on our patio overlooking Bob Jones Trail.
The Gardens of Avila AT SYCAMORE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT The highly acclaimed, Gardens of Avila Restaurant is widely known for its seasonal and spontaneous garden cuisine. We offer intimate settings for indoor and outdoor dining to complement our menus featuring local seafood, high quality meats and produce harvested in our one-acre organic Chef’s Garden as well as local farmers markets.
Gardens of Avila Restaurant
1215 Avila Beach Drive
The Gardens of Avila AT SYCAMORE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT The highly acclaimed, Gardens of Avila Restaurant is widely known for its seasonal and spontaneous garden cuisine. We offer intimate settings for indoor and outdoor dining to complement our menus featuring local seafood, high quality meats and produce harvested in our one-acre organic Chef’s Garden as well as local farmers markets.
Welcome to the Olde Port Inn Spectacularly located on the pier at Port San Luis (Avila Beach) The Olde Port Inn is a favorite for dining, cocktails, or banquets. Just miles from the historic mission town of San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach, The Olde Port Inn is the finest sea food restaurant on the Central Coast. A wonderful ocean setting on the pier makes the Olde Port Inn the place to be for a superlative dining experience. See you soon!
Ole Port Inn
Welcome to the Olde Port Inn Spectacularly located on the pier at Port San Luis (Avila Beach) The Olde Port Inn is a favorite for dining, cocktails, or banquets. Just miles from the historic mission town of San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach, The Olde Port Inn is the finest sea food restaurant on the Central Coast. A wonderful ocean setting on the pier makes the Olde Port Inn the place to be for a superlative dining experience. See you soon!
Sightseeing
Pier Fishing Port San Luis has two public fishing piers, Avila Pier and Harford Pier. Thanks to the open ocean conditions, clean water, and an abundance of bait fish, these piers enjoy excellent fishing opportunities. In the spring, you can fish for halibut, salmon, and mackerel. Rockfish, sharks and barracuda are caught in summer and fall. There are bait and tackle shops on both piers. No license is required when fishing from either of the Port San Luis piers. If you decide to do some surf fishing, however, you must obtain a fishing license. Various types of fishing licenses are available from either of the sportfishing offices.
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Port San Luis Pier
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Pier Fishing Port San Luis has two public fishing piers, Avila Pier and Harford Pier. Thanks to the open ocean conditions, clean water, and an abundance of bait fish, these piers enjoy excellent fishing opportunities. In the spring, you can fish for halibut, salmon, and mackerel. Rockfish, sharks and barracuda are caught in summer and fall. There are bait and tackle shops on both piers. No license is required when fishing from either of the Port San Luis piers. If you decide to do some surf fishing, however, you must obtain a fishing license. Various types of fishing licenses are available from either of the sportfishing offices.
The Point San Luis Lighthouse was built in 1889 after “The Queen of the Pacific” ran aground, en route to the (now) Harford Pier. In operation until 1974, in 1992 the Lighthouse and surrounding property was granted by the Federal government to the Port San Luis Harbor District. In 1995, The Harbor District aided in the formation of the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers Opens a New Window. , a not-for-profit corporation established to preserve, restore and open this precious and historical site to the public. In 2005, the National Parks Service approved the ‘Historic Structures Report and Treatment Plan’, the guidebook for restoration of the site. This valuable document, compiled by the vo
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Point San Luis Lighthouse
1 Lighthouse Road
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The Point San Luis Lighthouse was built in 1889 after “The Queen of the Pacific” ran aground, en route to the (now) Harford Pier. In operation until 1974, in 1992 the Lighthouse and surrounding property was granted by the Federal government to the Port San Luis Harbor District. In 1995, The Harbor District aided in the formation of the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers Opens a New Window. , a not-for-profit corporation established to preserve, restore and open this precious and historical site to the public. In 2005, the National Parks Service approved the ‘Historic Structures Report and Treatment Plan’, the guidebook for restoration of the site. This valuable document, compiled by the vo
Parks & Nature
Avila Beach: The Land of Ahhs Avila Beach just off Highway 1 on California’s central coast is a road that takes you through a lush oak valley lined with transformative spas featuring natural, mineral hot springs, world-class massage, yoga instruction, and sense therapies. Journey just a little further and the welcoming paradise of Avila Beach appears. With its own uniquely sunny and warm microclimate, Avila Beach is a breath of fresh salt air, with amenity-laden hotels, charming oceanfront restaurants, magnificent local wines, and shopping and activities for all to enjoy. Start planning your next vacation, and plan on being enchanted, in unforgettable Avila Beach.
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Avila Beach
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Avila Beach: The Land of Ahhs Avila Beach just off Highway 1 on California’s central coast is a road that takes you through a lush oak valley lined with transformative spas featuring natural, mineral hot springs, world-class massage, yoga instruction, and sense therapies. Journey just a little further and the welcoming paradise of Avila Beach appears. With its own uniquely sunny and warm microclimate, Avila Beach is a breath of fresh salt air, with amenity-laden hotels, charming oceanfront restaurants, magnificent local wines, and shopping and activities for all to enjoy. Start planning your next vacation, and plan on being enchanted, in unforgettable Avila Beach.
This is a Nude Beach!!!!! Pirate’s Cove is a well-known clothing optional beach between Avila Beach and the Shell Beach area of Pismo Beach, CA. This south-facing cove is somewhat protected from the weather and attracts many locals looking for a comfortable clothingless beach atmosphere. Pirate’s Cave and other sea caves are nearby so the area on the bluff has been named Cave Landing. Trails begin at the main parking area and meander about on the bluff. One such trail called the Shell Beach Bluff Trail begins at the north end of Indio Drive in Shell Beach where a small public parking area can be found. This is a section of the state-long California Coastal Trail.
Pirates Cove Beach
This is a Nude Beach!!!!! Pirate’s Cove is a well-known clothing optional beach between Avila Beach and the Shell Beach area of Pismo Beach, CA. This south-facing cove is somewhat protected from the weather and attracts many locals looking for a comfortable clothingless beach atmosphere. Pirate’s Cave and other sea caves are nearby so the area on the bluff has been named Cave Landing. Trails begin at the main parking area and meander about on the bluff. One such trail called the Shell Beach Bluff Trail begins at the north end of Indio Drive in Shell Beach where a small public parking area can be found. This is a section of the state-long California Coastal Trail.
Shopping
They are your ultimate surf shop with the largest selection of bathing suits around! Featuring brands year round such as; Roxy, Becca, Vix, De La Mar, Billabong, Speedo, Point Conception and much more! Men we’ve got you covered with brands such as Quiksilver, O’Neill & Billabong. And the little one’s too! Sea Barn also has the best name brand clothing to make you look and feel good! Including Santiki, Hurley, O’Neill, DC, Quiksilver, most of whom carrying men’s, women’s and children’s clothing!
Sea Barn
444 Front St
They are your ultimate surf shop with the largest selection of bathing suits around! Featuring brands year round such as; Roxy, Becca, Vix, De La Mar, Billabong, Speedo, Point Conception and much more! Men we’ve got you covered with brands such as Quiksilver, O’Neill & Billabong. And the little one’s too! Sea Barn also has the best name brand clothing to make you look and feel good! Including Santiki, Hurley, O’Neill, DC, Quiksilver, most of whom carrying men’s, women’s and children’s clothing!
ootseas is a fun and new vibrant shop on Front Street facing the ocean in downtown Avila Beach! Come check out the unique and eye catching sea mural on the front of the building that is hand painted by local artist Rudy! Footseas has men’s, women’s and children’s sandals and accessories! The one stop shop to find the perfect casual outfit inclusive of tops, shoes, hats, jeans & more! Featuring Fresh Produce, the most comfortable and durable clothing out there!
Footseas
370 Front St
ootseas is a fun and new vibrant shop on Front Street facing the ocean in downtown Avila Beach! Come check out the unique and eye catching sea mural on the front of the building that is hand painted by local artist Rudy! Footseas has men’s, women’s and children’s sandals and accessories! The one stop shop to find the perfect casual outfit inclusive of tops, shoes, hats, jeans & more! Featuring Fresh Produce, the most comfortable and durable clothing out there!
Over 50 years ago, a Visalia candy maker started selling chocolates at the little red gingerbread house in Three Rivers, California. Since then, guests from all over the world have flocked to the candy store for a sweet treat.
Reimer's Candies Gifts & Ice Cream
324 Front St
Over 50 years ago, a Visalia candy maker started selling chocolates at the little red gingerbread house in Three Rivers, California. Since then, guests from all over the world have flocked to the candy store for a sweet treat.
Arts & Culture
Come join us for Art on the Beach that takes place right on the downtown Avila Beach Promenade. It NOW takes place on Saturdays from around June to Oct each year. The promenade is packed with so many great works of art. Come spend a relaxing afternoon in Avila Beach and enjoy some of our hometown culture. It runs Saturday from 10am-5pm. If it's a nice day, some artists may stay till 6pm. If you would like to sell your art check out www.elcaminoartassoc.com Art on the Beach is one of the unique events on the Promenade. Many local artists come out to show/sell their work. You can find drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more! The artists are nice and love when you talk to them about their a
Avila Beach Pier
Come join us for Art on the Beach that takes place right on the downtown Avila Beach Promenade. It NOW takes place on Saturdays from around June to Oct each year. The promenade is packed with so many great works of art. Come spend a relaxing afternoon in Avila Beach and enjoy some of our hometown culture. It runs Saturday from 10am-5pm. If it's a nice day, some artists may stay till 6pm. If you would like to sell your art check out www.elcaminoartassoc.com Art on the Beach is one of the unique events on the Promenade. Many local artists come out to show/sell their work. You can find drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more! The artists are nice and love when you talk to them about their a