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Avila Beach Attractions & Things To Do

Avila Beach, California Attractions This beachside vacation destination is the perfect escape. Shimmering coastlines, picturesque piers for fishing and boating in the San Luis Bay, and a small town charm that will make you never want to leave.

Visitors can enjoy wine tasting at one of the nearby Central Coast vineyards, adventure kayaking, snorkeling, premier golf, or dining on tantalizing seafood. You'll also want to head out on a day trip to Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and Santa Maria. The choice is yours! Check out our favorite attractions below.
Farmers' Market At Avila Beach, CaliforniaAvila Beach Farmers' Market
When it comes to all things local, Avila Beach has you covered. Every Friday, the Avila Beach boardwalk transforms into a bustling market where tourists and locals alike can pick up everything from fresh produce, seafood and freshly baked goods. There are over 40 vendors as well as live entertainment, contests and prizes. You can even shop for fresh ingredients that let you whip up a great family meal in the comforts of the full kitchen at San Luis Bay Inn.
404 Front St,
Avila Beach, CA

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Golf At Avila Beach, CaliforniaAvila Beach Golf
Tee off surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Central Coast at the Avila Beach Golf Resort located adjacent to San Luis Bay Inn. Shoot for a hole-in-one on the 6,500 yard championship golf course featuring well-groomed fairways and greens. You'll discover a tranquil setting to practice your skills, while surrounding yourself with oak-lined valleys, tidal estuaries and rolling hills. The pro shop offers all the latest golfing gear and equipment.
6464 Ana Bay Rd,
Avila Beach, CA

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Sea Life Center At Avila Beach, CaliforniaAvila Beach Sea Life Center
Get up close to some of the most fascinating marine life found in the Pacific Ocean. The Avila Beach Sea Life Center is the perfect chance to explore exciting marine life exhibits and come face to face with jelly fish, sting rays and more. The marine center also offers a wealth of educational activities, programs and special events that the whole family can enjoy.
50 San Juan St,
Avila Beach, CA

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Wine Tasting At Avila Beach, CaliforniaAvila Beach Wine Tasting
The Central Coast is rapidly transforming into the next wine capital of California. Wine enthusiasts can sit back and sip on a great tasting glass of full bodied wine in a casual atmosphere. Local Avila Beach wineries include Avila Wine & Roasting Co., Edna Valley Vineyard, Salisbury Vineyard and Alapay Cellars. Here is your chance to learn more about the renowned Central Coast wines that are quickly making their mark.
Avilla Beach, CA

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Hearst Castle At Avila Beach, CaliforniaHearst Castle
Visit Hearst Castle nestled along the rolling hills of San Simeon. This National Historic Landmark was once the home of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, owner of the Hearst Corporation. Hearst built his opulent mansion in the Mediterranean Revival style and was inspired by Spanish and Italian elements. Today the Hearst Castle complex includes 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, and 19 sitting rooms. A tour of this impressive mansion means visiting the magnificent Neptune Pool and admiring Hearst's unique art collection.
750 Hearst Castle Rd,
San Simeon, CA

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