Avila Beach

Avila Beach

Please note: dogs are allowed on Avila Beach (leashed) before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Dogs are not allowed on Avila Beach between the hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On those rare days when it’s grey and gloomy anywhere else, count on the clouds to part and the sun to shine down on Avila Beach. With a microclimate so consistent and a small-town charm so enduring, Avila is everyone’s favorite summer getaway.

At the north end of the beach is a sand spit at the mouth of San Luis Obispo Creek where dog owners will be found in the mornings and evenings.

Sun worshippers delight in the expanses of well-kept sandy beach on either side of the historic pier. There’s surfing, kayaking, cycling, and rollerblading; sport fishing and whale-watching; plus great day hikes and peaceful walking paths for you and your pooch.

Help us keep this beach beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect natural marine life and habitats
• Be aware of tides and currents
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

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