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Port San Luis Pier (Harford Pier) Pictures in Avila Beach

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Sunday, August 29, 2021 Under: Avila Beach
There are 3 piers in Avila Beach but Port San Luis Pier is my favorite of the bunch. It's located on the farthest right if you're facing the ocean and driving into Avila Beach from the road. It's past the PG & E plant and lighthouse.

You'll see some campers parked there. Don't be discourage. Just keep driving and you'll see a free parking area. That is when you'll see the Port San Luis Pier. You can go fishing on this pier without a fishing license and also see sea lions from this pier. They like to hang out around here.

I really love coming here with the family. Like any fishing pier, it can smell fishy but if you love seafood, it shouldn't bother you. When it's cloudy, I feel like I'm in heaven as the fog hangs really close.

Here are more photos that I took from my walk on Port San Luis Pier on a sunny day last year. The restaurants were just opening again from the pandemic and we decided to come here as they have restaurant with an outdoor area to enjoy our meal.

See my video reel of Port San Luis Pier in Avila Beach on instagram.

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A lot of boats were roaming around the bay. 
Avila Beach Piers

After walking around for awhile, we enjoyed a lunch at Mersea's, which is a seafood restaurant located right on the pier! I had their tacos while I enjoyed this fantastic view.
Mersea's Restaurant Picture in Avila Beach
Port San Luis Pier/Harford Pier Address for GPS: 3950 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA or you can GPS Mersea's Restaurant in Avila Beach and it'll lead you right to this pier as well.

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More about Avila Beach:
Avila Beach is located in San Luis Obispo County and is one of many beaches in the area. They have farmers markets, a lot of restaurants and shops and a great playground for kids. I've visited 5 different tasting rooms in Avila Beach. See pictures that I took at all of the wine tasting rooms that I visited in Avila Beach.

Avila Beach T-Shirts:

Avila Beach California Vintage Retro T-Shirt

Being outdoors can create such wonderful memories but it comes with a risk. Even if the sun seems mild, it's good to have kid's sunscreen, a pair of sunglasses and a sun hat to protect your skin. Swimming is always one great idea to improve your mood and get a bit of exercise if you feel bummed out for any reason so they are always great skills for kids to have.

To see other pictures of restaurants that I've visited in San Luis Obispo County, go to the Restaurants Page.

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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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