Avila Beach is located just north of Pismo Beach off Hwy 101. This picturesque beach town has a long beautiful beach, harbor with piers, a promenade, beachfront shops, restaurants, hotels, condos, fresh fish available on the San Luis Bay pier and a Farmers' Market from April to September on Fridays from 4-8 pm on the promenade.
It is sublime place for a stroll with an ice cream cone, a drink at Mr Ricks, lunch at Custom House or the Hula Hut (buy some fudge to take home, which will conjure sweet memories).
Free trolley rides on the weekends will take you the Avila Valley Barn and hot springs, then on to your hotel in Shell Beach.
Avila Beach is sheltered from the northeast winds by Port San Luis so that it Avila the warmest of the local beaches.
The wineries are another highlight of the town. Wood, Alapay. Avila Wine and Roasting Co. and Morovino Wines are all in Avila. Spend a laid back afternoon sampling the wonderful California wines and food and wine pairings at Morovino during their many special events.
By the Way
If you are on the Central Coast in May, the Annual California Festival of Beers is held at the Avila Beach Golf Club at the end of May.