Avila Beach is a region west of Pismo Beach steeped in natural beauty, historical destinations, and coastal views, making Insta-worthy shots not hard to find. To make things easier for you, we picked out 4 Instagrammable places that you won’t want to miss in this California beach town.
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Nestled in the heart of Avila Beach and surrounded by a canopy of trees is Sycamore Mineral Spring Resort & Spa. Each room presents a natural mineral springs hot tub. These natural, mineral waters emanate from deep below the earth’s surface and make for a relaxing soak. From soothing hot springs hydrotherapy to the flavors of the Gardens of Avila Restaurant to picturesque views, there are plenty of backdrops for you.
Point San Luis Lighthouse
Surrounded by coastal waters and rolling green hills lies the Point San Luis Lighthouse. Enjoy a scenic ride up to the lighthouse by cycling our Avila Beach Route. Once you arrive, you’ll be met by a knowledgeable tour guide and learn the history behind this magnificent historical site. After your tour, snap photos on the lighthouse’s swing or the coastal panoramic view at the very top of the lighthouse.
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Avila Valley Barn
Avila Valley Barn is a delightful, rustic barn rich with local goods, sunflowers, and delicious sweets—like Slo-Maid Ice Cream! Whether you get here by car or stop for a snack break while cycling the Edna Valley Route, Avila Valley Barn presents adorable opportunities around every corner for a photo op. Learn more about Avila Valley Barn and find inspiration from other guests!
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Avila Beach Pier
Walk out on the pier at Avila Beach to find some of the most breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The pier extends into the San Luis Obispo Bay, nearly 1,700 feet from the actual beaches. The pier is also blocks away from a hidden gem: the Central Coast Aquarium. From vivid, coastal sunsets to epic wildlife, a wanderlust photo opportunity is waiting to happen.
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