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Avila Beach

Location: Avila, California

AVILA BEACH: Not far from San Luis Obispo and off Highway 101 is Avila Beach -- where beach lovers assert that there is perpetual sun and attest to this beach as being the warmest in the county. Avila Beach is popular for sightseeing, pier strolling, deep-sea fishing - and general sun-worshiping.

Another popular activity in Avila is whale watching, at Port San Luis, where a number of boat operators offer two-hour whale-watching tours between October and March. There is also a popular mineral spring baths located in redwood tubs on the tree-lined hillsides nearby. With the weather generally on the sunny side, golfing is another favored pastime in Avila. The courses are both relaxed and un-crowded. The San Luis Obispo County golf courses and golf resorts cluster within 30 miles of each other and have tee times accessible for players of all skill levels.

Bike trails, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, hiking, kayaking and whale watching are some of the additional activities that you can expect to find in Avila.

For more information check the following links:
  • California bike trails and mountain biking
  • California sport fishing: pier, lake and ocean
  • California bird watching vacations
  • California hiking trails
  • California kayaking
  • California whale watching tours

LOCAL FLAVOR: Avila is close to San Luis Obispo, which is a wonderful town for enjoying quaint shops, site seeing, historic tours, enjoying the San Luis Mission, or driving minutes north to view the world famous Hearst Castle. There are a number of popular wine vineyards for tasting, and a wide variety of art galleries and artistic shows to attend. San Luis is also known for antiques and collectibles and its varied restaurants and night life.

CLIMATE: While Avila Beach is known for having sunnier climates, as with any of the central coast, temperatures can vary, so layered clothing is recommended.

Best Western Colony Inn
3600 El Camino Real
Toll-Free: 800-528-1234
Phone: 805-466-4449

The Inn at Avila Beach

Avila Beach Hotel

The Cliffs Resort

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