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Avila Beach
Avila Beach at Santa Maria, California

Avila Beach

Category: Activities
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Before you go

Avila Beach in Santa Maria, California

Located in Central California, Avila Beach is a beautiful resort community in Central California, which is sheltered from north-blowing winds and enjoys a warmer climate than other local beaches. While in town, stop by the Sea Life Center to have a unique hands-on experience with sea life native to the area. There are also many delightful cafes and shops within walking distance of the beach, plus nearby hot springs.


Hours -

Vary according to activity

Prices -

Vary according to activity

Events -

New Years Eve Zongo's, Love at the Lighthouse, Weddings


  • Sea Life Center
  • Bob Jones Trail
  • Avila Hot Springs
  • Lighthouse Hike
  • Shopping

Bob Jones Trail

The Bob Jones Trail is a paved 3-mile trail which is great for hiking and biking.

Sea Life Exhibits

The Avila Beach Sea Life Center offers docent-led tours and hands-on exhibits with native sea life.


What types of activities are at the beach?

Activities at Avila Beach include swimming, surfing, kayaking, boating, sunbathing, building bonfires, sailing, dining and shopping. The Sea Life Center and Avila Hot Springs are also nearby.

What events are held at the beach?

Popular events at Avila Beach include New Years Eve Zongo’s All-Stars, Love at the Lighthouse for Valentine’s Day and various Concerts at the Cove throughout the year.

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Driving Direction to Avila Beach From GET DIRECTIONS or Santa Maria Inn
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