Avila Beach Attractions

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  • SkyKingBoston
    Northampton, MA557 contributions
    2.25 miles from The 101 to Avila Beach. Flat. Scenic. Substantially shady for those hot days. We like to hike to Avila Beach for brunch, and then back to our parked car at The 101.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • miragern2017
    Fresno, CA3 contributions
    John was a retired professor from Cal Poly. He led our tour and kept us entertained with so many little facts and interesting tidbits of information. He does this every week on a volunteer basis! A lovely little side trip and step back into history!
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • warrenbruin
    Tehachapi, CA93 contributions
    My wife and I regularly come here in the Summer when it gets too hot where we live in Kern County. The beach gets heavy use and many types of people enjoy its charms; the water is quite cold (mid 60s) so I get my feet wet and that’s all. Dogs are allowed of leash before 10 AM and after 5 PM and our well-behaved dog loves the opportunity to frolic around. It’s a beautiful little getaway go to for us.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Travel the World
    San Francisco, CA1,105 contributions
    This beach is tucked away from the general public. You will find mostly locals hanging out. You might also find a nude sun bather. We hiked the trails around the beach and it had beautiful views of rocky cliffs hanging over a sandy beaches. Parking is limited so arrive early in the day.
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • warrenbruin
    Tehachapi, CA93 contributions
    First of all, this is on the “Boardwalk” of Avila Beach, not the barn/farm complex nearer the freeway as some photos show. That being said, it’s a small, delightful block-long market with several food stalls, as well as produce, eggs, jewelry, art, etc offered for sale. The free entertainment was enjoyable and quite well received by the large crowd. The views of the beach while we walked, shopped and ate were enchanting.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • NCtravelz
    Raleigh, NC1,037 contributions
    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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  • bitbytravelbug
    Henderson, NV139 contributions
    It's old, it's not fancy, and for $8 pp it was great. We swam in the big pool, and soaked in the mineral springs pool, while enjoying good conversation with the locals on a Wednesday morning. Use caution in the mineral springs pool. It is heated to 104 degrees and has a distinct sulfur smell. Make sure you have a water bottle nearby and listen to your body. We arrived around 10:30 and left at noon. An hour and a half was just about right. The changing rooms are open. Bring your own towel.
    Written 2 May 2021
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  • J6379CYmartin
    Pacific Grove, CA6 contributions
    A very enjoyable tasting room, and the wine too!
    A definite place to return to, highly recommend, for a low key visit.
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • Maryann L
    Fair Oaks, CA1,184 contributions
    This is a small two room aquarium with many interesting and informative exhibits. There are hands on exhibits for kids of all ages directed by knowledgeable docents. Feeding times are posted so you can plan your visit accordingly. There is a small gift shop. The aquarium is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM until 4 PM. Fees are reasonable with discounts for seniors.
    Written 15 August 2019
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  • Jess F
    Cedar Park, TX99 contributions
    Child friendly and amazing wine. Highly recommend this place especially the Barbera. Friendly owners. You should definitely make a visit here.
    Written 5 August 2018
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  • imthatguysocal
    Anaheim, CA41 contributions
    My girlfriend is a huge wine snob (and I appreciate her passion) so I get to go all over California and taste wine. Most wineries you love one or two wines but Morovino wines were all world class. We were the only ones in the tasting room so we talked with David and Andrea the entire time and understand there passion for quality wines. If your anywhere near Avila Beach it's a must stop winery! But pay attention David has a nack for "photo bombing" customers!
    Written 7 February 2018
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  • Marilyn M
    Lincoln City, OR174 contributions
    We didn't expect to stay long but ended up sampling several wines and buying only a few of the many we wanted. We found our server to be most friendly and helpful about the area. Well worth the stop.
    Written 12 January 2022
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  • Jba31857
    Fountain Hills, AZ88 contributions
    Off leash dog beach in a super setting with the pier to your left and boats in the bay. Flat beach with easy access down a cement ramp. Parking along PCH.
    Written 30 August 2021
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  • David Miller
    Beaumont, CA5,392 contributions
    The Avila Gallery is a multi purpose place to visit. For an example, it provides classes for jewelry making on Saturday mornings from 9-12. If you are interested in learning how to make jewelry in general, you can sign up for a series of classes. They can also make custom jewelry for you.They are also open on Thursday's or Friday's from 12-5 to talk to people about silver and gold jewelry, Tahitian pearls, enamel jewelry, paintings, succulent plants and ceramic pottery. They also teach enameling, lost wax casting, and do painting workshops. The Gallery started back in 2015 by a bunch of artist who needed some space to work, teach, and sell their products. When you are walking around beautiful Avila Beach, it might be worth a stop at the Avila Gallery.
    Written 17 September 2018
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  • DaCar160
    Ilwaco, WA66 contributions
    I found the Libertine while out for a walk around the first of June. Being a craft beer enthusiast I went inside was greeted by a knowledgeable bar tender who was helpful and friendly. I followed her advice and had an enjoyable experience. A nice side note is they still spin vinyl and will play the customers choice.
    Written 12 July 2021
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