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Avila State Beach at California

Avila State Beach

Avila Beach, California, 93424
Category: Activities
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Before you go

Central Coast Beach Resort

Escape to the quaint seaside community of Avila Beach, where you'll find a casual resort environment that's the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Less crowded than nearby Pismo Beach, Avila is a dog-friendly, residents' favorite that's home to a variety of locally owned restaurants, shops and fun activities all overlooking a wide expanse of sand that leads into the safe and inviting waves of the majestic Pacific Ocean


Hours -

Open 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Prices -

Free. All-day parking in the main lot is $5 per car.


  • Rockin' Harvest on the Coast
  • 4th of July Celebration & Parade
  • Avila Beach Blues Festival
  • Avila Beach Tequila Festival


  • Central Coast Aquarium
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort
  • Playground
  • Hot springs
  • Shopping & dining

Bob Jones Trail

Stroll, run or bike along this beautiful, 3-mile-long paved trail that runs from Ontario Road (off Highway 101) to the Avila Beach pier, passing trees, streams and sun drenched hillsides along the way. The easy going, dog-friendly trail is perfect for families, offers plenty of benches and is used by visitors and locals alike. Open from dawn to dusk, it’s an ideal way to get out, enjoy nature and start your day in Avila.

Activities for Children

Avila is the perfect beach for families, offering plenty of safe water play activities plus a pirate ship playground with slides and swings. The Avila Valley Barn is a fun place to visit and see farm animals, pick fresh produce and enjoy hayrides. The Central Coast Aquarium is a great place to see and touch marine life.


  • Are dogs allowed?

    Yes, leashed dogs are allowed on Avila Beach before 10am and after 5pm. Leashed dogs are allowed all day long at the Olde Port Beach next to the Harford Pier.
  • What local shops and restaurants are nearby?

    Avila is home to a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Dining options range from sandwiches at the Avila Grocery and burgers at the Custom House to candlelight dinners at the Garden of Avila Restaurant. Shop for souvenirs at Hearts Desire Soap Company and Giggling Goose Bookstore. Pick up clothing, beach supplies and swimsuits at the Sea Barn, Beachcomber Bills and Del Sol. Or, pick up gourmet eats at the Avila Valley Barn and Woodstone Marketplace.

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