Family-Friendly in Avila Beach!

Family-Friendly in Avila Beach!

From building sandcastles during a beach day to splashing in an expansive oceanfront hotel pool, there are so many family-friendly activities here in Avila Beach.

1. Bob Jones Bike Path

Pump up your tires and don’t forget to buckle that helmet, it’s time for a cruise on the Bob Jones Trail! The trail is a well-paved county-maintained bike and walking trail also known as the City to the Sea Trail. The trail starts across the street from the parking lot on Ontario Road, right off Highway 101, and ends in downtown Avila Beach.

Bob Jones Bike Path
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2. Visit the Animals  at Avila Valley Barn

This delightfully rustic destination invites visitors and locals to pick up the freshest fruits and vegetables grown locally, as well as a chance to hang out with goats, sheep, and other farm animals. Enjoy locally made ice cream, baked goods, jams, flowers, and seasonal activities such as hayrides and u-pick apples in the fall for a fun family outing at Avila Valley Barn.

Avila Valley Barn
Petting Zoo at Avila Valley Barn

3. Make a Splash!

Come on in, the water is fine! Hop in your Avila Beach hotel pool and play for hours in the sunshine! Parents, this is the perfect time for some poolside relaxation. Visit the Lodging Page on our website to learn more about all the varying accommodation options here in Avila Beach. From Vacation Rentals that will fit the whole family, to intimate hotel rooms there is something here for everyone here!

avila lighthouse
The pool at Avila Lighthouse Inn & Suites

4. Go for an Ice Cream Date

Cup or cone will be the hardest decision you need to make while vacationing in Avila Beach. Grab an ice cream cone or shave ice and head for the beach with your little ones. If you’re looking for something a little more nutritious, check out our dining page for the greatest spots to refuel in Avila.

Ice Cream Date
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5. Visit the Central Coast Aquarium

Do you SEA what I SEA?! The Central Coast Aquarium welcomes you to experience the ocean, not just the beach. See marine life up close and personal, engage with amazing marine animals, and learn about their local habitats and ecosystems.

Visit the exhibits at the Central Coast Aquarium!