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Avila Beach, CA Travel and Vacation Getaways

San Luis Bay Inn Exterior Avila Beach is where white sugary sand meets great sun and surf. This delightful beachside town is the perfect vacation destination for those looking to get away from it all. Located in California's scenic Central Coast, overlooking the San Luis Bay, Avila Beach is a picturesque community where you can take in a relaxing stroll on the pier, build castles in the sand, or do nothing at all.

Avila Beach is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a great stopping off point while on your California coastal adventure. This is true California. Plan a visit today!

Avila Beach, California Vacation Destination

Soak up the sun on one of the warmest beaches in California. Avila Beach is the perfect spot to unwind and experience it all. Grab an ice cream cone and go souvenir shopping along Front Street. A delicious seafood lunch or dinner on Harford Pier is sure to tempt your palate. Pack your own picnic lunch by heading down to the Farmers' Market for fresh produce, seafood and baked goods.

Wine tasting on the Central Coast is a regional pasttime. Sip on great vintages from local vineyards including Salisbury Vineyard and Alapay Cellars. If pampering is your thing, you'll want to head to one of the natural mineral hot springs, or enjoy an invigorating massage or facial at the local spas. Join a docent led tour up the Pecho Coast Trail to The Port San Luis Lighthouse.

Here, you'll be greeted with gorgeous views of the shimmering coastline. Outdoor sports enthusiasts will certainly want to go golfing, kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling. Grab your favorite rod and reel and hit the pier, or charter a boat with Patriot Sportfishing. San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and Santa Maria are just a short drive away. Of course no visit to the Central Coast is complete without a tour of the famous Hearst Castle in nearby San Simeon.

Avila Beach, CA Travel Tips

  • Packing tip - Be prepared for endless sun, surf and sand. Pack your favorite pair of sunglass, swimsuit and plenty of sun block.
  • Best attractions/tourist spots - With its white sandy beaches, whale watching, postcard perfect sunsets and exceptional year-round weather, the shores of Avila Beach are sure to inspire and amaze.
  • Great time of year to visit - A summer getaway with the kids is the perfect time to experience the warm Central Coast weather. During winter Avila Beach is one of the warmest in California.

Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • January: 64°F
  • February: 65°F
  • March: 67°F
  • April: 69°F
  • May: 72°F
  • June: 75°F
  • July: 79°F
  • August : 79°F
  • September: 79°F
  • October: 76°F
  • November: 71°F
  • December: 65°F

Nearby Cities/Towns

  • Morro Bay, CA
  • Pismo Beach, CA
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • San Simeon, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA

Nearby Airports

  • Santa Maria Public Airport
  • Paso Robles Municipal Airport
  • Oceano County Airport
  • McChesney Field

Medical Facilities

  • Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (Oceano)
  • Atascadero State Hospital (Atascadero)
  • Nipomo Community Medical Center (Nipomo)
  • Twin Cities Community Hospital (Templeton)