Things to Do

Avila Beach is a seaside haven with plenty of sunny adventure for the entire family or groups of friends. Calm bay waters make it an ideal location for paddleboarding and kayaking—rent one or take a guided trip to the old Point San Luis Lighthouse. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales and seabirds as you explore the waters or hike the scenic bluff trails. 

Back on shore, pedal leisurely along the Bob Jones Trail, where cascading meadowland meets the sand. Lounge on the dog-friendly beach and soak in the sun with a picnic, or explore Avila Beach’s historic Port San Luis Pier, where fishermen haul in their bounty daily. 

Shoppers will enjoy boutique shopping and galleries downtown along the promenade or venturing into nearby See Canyon, where grapevines and orchards come together with plenty of farm-fresh produce and local products year-round. Sink deeper into the relaxing state of vacation with a dip in Avila’s natural hot springs or custom spa treatment.

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