Avila Beach’s Hidden Secrets

The Secret Garden

Hidden Gem Number One is the newest spot in town- the aptly named Secret Garden at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort! Nestled in lush vegetation off the Bob Jones trail, this is just the place to kick back, grab a special drink and listen to live music, or simply relax. This oasis is accessible just over the green Sycamore Resort bridge, a three-minute walk from the main building or off of the Bob Jones Trail through the gate.

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Secret Garden Avila Beach

Shark Exhibit

You can live every week like it’s shark week in Avila Beach now! Don’t worry- we’re not talking about sharks hanging out in the bay waiting for a little snack. We’re referring to the brand new shark exhibit right here in Avila Beach at 66 Landing Passage. Captain Micheal Brink, Owner of SLO.TOURS has opened up a new self-guided exhibit featuring every species of shark jaw and teeth on an eye-catching display.

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Avila Beach Shark Exhibit

Point San Luis Lighthouse

Let the light guide your way! Point San Luis Lighthouse is one of the best-kept secrets on the Central Coast, a hidden gem outside of Avila Beach, and a fun day adventure for the whole family.

If you are looking for something new and unique to do on the Central Coast consider a tour of the Point San Luis Lighthouse. A must do for tourists and locals alike!

Point San Luis Lighthouse was established in 1890, operated until the mid-seventies, and was fully restored to museum quality in 1995.

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Fresh air, sunlight, and the great outdoors..

Fresh air, sunlight, and the great outdoors.. getting outside and connecting with nature is an excellent way to help maintain your mental and physical health. So, wherever you’re sheltering in place, be sure to take a minute to step outside and take a breath of fresh air. And of course, no matter how you enjoy the outdoors, we urge you to only do so with the people within your household and to practice effective “social distancing” and other measures to help keep you, your family and our community safe.

We know that right now isn’t the time for you to travel, but we hope we can continue to bring you virtual experiences and showcase the beauty of our city to give you a blissful moment to look forward to throughout the day! Avila Beach is timeless and will still be here when the time is right and safe for you to travel! ⁣⁣

Play All Day in Avila Beach!

Avila Play Day

Play All Day in Avila Beach!

Ranked as a top destination on TripAdvisor, Avila Beach is a perfect location for your Highway 1 road trip. With a world-class beach for the family and an adjacent, dog-friendly beach, Avila is a quaint, uncrowded attraction on the Highway 1 Discovery Route. Check out all the activities Avila Beach has to offer.

Avila Play DayBob Jones Trail
Rated a 5-star attraction on TripAdvisor, this 5-mile round trip paved path winds through the Avila Beach Golf Resort to the pristine coastal town of Avila Beach.

Point San Luis Lighthouse
Rated a 5-star attraction on TripAdvisor, the Point San Luis Lighthouse is a fully restored national landmark with tours open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays. A must-do activity.

Avila Valley Barn
Rated a 4.5-star attraction on TripAdvisor, the Avila Valley Barn is a favorite among travelers. Come pick fruit, feed the farm animals or relax with a picnic made up of local produce and snacks you can purchase on-site.

Avila Play Day

Avila Beach Paddlesports
For the adventure seeker, and rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor, Avila Beach Paddlesports offers kayak and stand-up paddle boards in the calm waters of Avila Beach. See wildlife and get your exercise.

Lodging in Avila Beach
With several properties rated on TripAdvisor at 4.5 stars or higher, this quaint, uncrowded California beach town is perfect for all ages. With family activities, restaurants, wine tasting, and nightlife, this town has something for everyone. Don’t delay. Come visit. Plan your trip to Avila Beach, now.