Avila Beach Travel Guide

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Avila Beach Travel guide

Come visit scenic Avila Beach

Avila Beach Travel Guide

Avila Beach visitors guide

Tour Point San Luis Lighthouse

Situated off the beaten path of Highway 101 and Highway 1, Avila Beach is set back from the rest of the beach communities.  The small town rests in a bay at the mouth of Diablo Canyon and is a great place to go for a nice afternoon or evening out.

Avila Beach is easily one of California’s greatest seaside resort villages. Close, convenient and economical — yet a world apart. Here resort living takes over, and entertainment is in the fresh salt air. Amenity-laden hotels, delightful oceanfront restaurants, wonderful local wines, and a variety of shopping for everyone.

As a source of natural, mineral hot springs, Avila means spas: hot tub soaking, retreats with world-class massage, yoga instruction, color, aroma and couples therapy — classes conducted by some of the foremost practitioners in the field of health and wellness.

If you are travelling here, let these recommendations serve as an Avila Beach travel guide for your next Central Coast vacation.


Avila Beach Sea Life Center

Get up close and personal with marine life, an exciting opportunity to engage with amazing animals that call Avila Bay home, while learning about the unique local history. Summer camps available as well. 50 San Juan St., sealifecenter.org,
(805) 595-7280.


Gardens of Avila

Serving the finest in fresh California fusion cuisine. Romantic, intimate setting. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Try renting a hot tub before or after your meal. 1215 Avila Beach Dr. at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort.  (805) 595-7302.

Hot Springs

Sycamore  Springs Resort

All rooms/suites with private hot tubs. Top-rated spa and wellness center offers a wide variety of massages and facials. Hourly hillside hot tub rentals. Daily yoga, Pilates, tai chi classes, hiking. Gardens of Avila Restaurant. 1215 Avila Beach Dr., sycamoresprings.com, (800) 234-5831.


Avila Valley Barn

The perfect outing for the whole family! An open-air produce stand, gift shop, bakery, deli and sweet shoppe. Come experience an afternoon of fun, farm-fresh produce, BBQ, roasted corn & hay rides. 560 Avila Beach Dr., avilavalleybarn.com, (805) 595-2816.

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