Avila Beach is located in San Luis Obispo County on the Central Coast of California. It's a small beach town with a pretty pier and a lot of character. With less than a handful hotels in the area, this makes it a quieter traveling spot but still very beautiful.

Avila Beach Hotels

Avila Village Inn

Intimate 30 room upscale Inn built and decorated in the Arts & Crafts style, located in Avila Beach on California's Central Coast. All rooms feature fireplaces and wet bar, most rooms feature a private outdoor hot tub.

Avila Lighthouse Suites

Avila Lighthouse Suites is right on the beach, close to the pier and in the center of all the summer Avila Beach farmers market action on Fridays! Experience ocean front luxury just steps from the sand in Avila Beach at the Avila Lighthouse Suites. An all suite beach front resort featuring non-smoking spacious two room suites with microwave oven, refrigerator, coffee maker and private balcony.

San Luis Bay Inn

High on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, San Luis Bay Inn has one of the most breath taking views on the Central Coast of California. The San Luis Bay Inn is located high above the Pacific shore, wrapped in the Santa Lucia Mountains with the lapping ocean at your doorsteps. You awake to misty mornings, bright sunny afternoons, and the invigorating aroma of the ocean.

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Things to do in Avila Beach:

Avila Valley Barn

Free to visit and see the animals! Get market and bakery goods while you're here and you can feed the goats for only $1 for a bag of food. Read more about Avila Valley Barn.

Avila Beach Pier

It's partially closed off so you can only walk on it for about halfway. The pier is old with large cracks but the views from standing on it are wonderful. It's free to visit.

Avila Farmers Market on Fridays

During the summer months, Avila Farmers Market takes place near the pier. It's free to come and hear the entertainment. Many locals would bring their low back chairs and hang out. There are fresh produce, drinks and food for purchase. You can take the free Avila Beach trolley on the weekends during the summer months from different points of Pismo Beach and Shell Beach to get here. 

Central Coast Aquarium

Within walking distance from the beach at Avila Beach is a small aquarium called Central Coast Aquarium. You can probably see the whole thing within 30 minutes. Free entry for kids 2 and under. See pictures of Central Coast Aquarium.

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