Avila Beach Pier
Avila Beach Pier
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NCtravelz
Raleigh, NC1,042 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
It was a great view but while walking out, I kept my eyes down and my hand on my phone. There's some big gaps between the well worn boards. The pier was closed off before the end but some folks were able to fish. Cute town.
Written 17 June 2022
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Lucy M
Lake Forest, CA301 contributions
Feb 2022
Plans to improve may never happen- the wood was very un sturdy
Be careful and keep you eyes down. Once we reached the closed off end, did not see a reason to venture out to begin with.
Written 5 February 2022
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Marilyn M
Lincoln City, OR175 contributions
Jan 2022
We never miss a walk along the pier. It needs upgrading and it is a worthwhile charity. Please support the pier as Avila Beach wouldn't be the same without it.
Written 12 January 2022
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Kenneth C
Reedley, California, Usa255 contributions
Oct 2021
I Love Piers; Love walking on them feeling the ocean, move them, all of it. On this trip we could only walk one half ways, as was closed, part of it.
Written 26 October 2021
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Valleyblue
Sacramento, CA376 contributions
Aug 2021
As far as beach's go, Avila Beach is as good as any, nothing too noteworthy about it. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful, clean, and a great way to spend a day at the beach. We liked walking around, stopping for a cold drink, wandering in the various shops and all, it was extremely relaxing and a pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

However, here's where things went to another level. We walked out on to the pier and it just so happened to be feeding time for the pelicans and cormorants. It was amazing! I think we spent over a half an hour watching the pelicans, which flew right up to us, hovering over the surf and then diving into the water to catch their dinner. Meanwhile, the cormorants were floating along, then diving down and coming up with a fish. These birds were fascinating and beautiful to watch in their natural habitat doing what they naturally do.

That time in the pier was the highlight of our short getaway on the central coast. It's a must see!
Written 7 August 2021
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,901 contributions
May 2021
It's old but it's still good. Not accessible in my opinion. The highlight was watching the only wetsuit-less surfers we saw from Moss Landing to Pismo Beach. Amazing,
Written 12 June 2021
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MrGaucho1987
Santa Barbara, CA1,000 contributions
Apr 2021
As piers go, the Avila Beach pier is fine. There is not much there except pier and there is not much of Avila beach to look back on. If you go to AB you go for the cute shops and restaurants plus a little beach time. The pier is a bonus. There is no need to make it a special trip.
Written 6 May 2021
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linnielikes
5 contributions
Apr 2021
Avila Beach Pier has been half blocked and they've been trying to renovate it for years so it's great for looks but not so much for functionality. If you want functionality like being able to fish you just need to drive a little up the way to Harford Pier.
The views at Harford are good too; there's boats and whales and sea lions to watch.
Written 22 April 2021
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Ed O
Glendale, AZ458 contributions
Mar 2021
Lots of people like walk on this pier. However, most of the wood that one walks on is weathered and rough and bumpy. Someone using a walker might be a little challenging.
Written 5 April 2021
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dragonglass12
Martinez, CA5 contributions
Nov 2020
My husband and I used to ride our bikes all the way out to the end of the pier. You often saw people fishing and there were usually pelicans along the rail to entertain you. It is still closed and you can no longer go all the way out to the end. They have plans for fundraising and safety improvements.
Written 29 November 2020
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