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  • Avila BeachPro 2014
    John Abdou
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    5 Jan 01, 2014

    Hidden beach town on California central coast. Great family and/or romantic getaway. Pet friendly and kid friendly. Really beautiful setting.

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  • Avila BeachPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    It's one of those pockets of sunshine in San Luis Obispo County. Almost hidden off Hwy 101, this gorgeous stretch of sand sits incongruously beside a nuclear power plant. Come to walk the creaky old pier, where sea lions bray over the sounds of fishmongers. Sycamore Hot Springs and the Avila Valley Barn farm and u-pick are two more reasons this small coastal town is worth a half-day trip.

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    5 May 24, 2013

    If the days seem brighter in this Central Coast town, just north of Pismo Beach—well, they are. Avila’s bay location gives it less fog than its neighboring towns, making it all the better for strolling its boardwalk pier and taking a dip in the waters. You’re also a short hop from Paso Robles and wine country.

    Stay: The nautical-theme Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites may not be old—the whole pier area was rebuilt after an oil spill in the 1990s—but it’s old-school, with Ping-Pong, putting greens, and a life-size chessboard.

    Eat: Start your day with churro-style French toast or the Machaca—eggs with beef barbacoa, queso fresco, beans, and hash browns—at the local favorite, the Old Custom House.

    -- Katrina Brown Hunt

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    Vicky Thanh
    4 Nov 17, 2012

    Small beach town with a clean beach. Very mellow and great place to grab lunch and sit on the beach and eat it.

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    Rhett Woods
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Cute little beach town with shops and restaurants. My sister got married here and we enjoyed staying there.

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  • Avila BeachPro 2014
    Daniel L.
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    4 Jul 05, 2014

    Pretty nice beach. No dogs allowed during the day. There are picnic tables with BBQs. Lovely views.

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    Gemma
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    5 Jun 29, 2013
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    Debbie Blaylock Tackett
    5 Aug 28, 2011
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    4 Jan 04, 2014
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    Đảm Thân
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    5 Jan 02, 2014
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