Pick Your Perfect Paradise in Avila Beach - NBC Southern California

Located along the beautiful California Highway 1 Discovery Route, Avila Beach has been named the Land of Ahhs, and for good reason. Imagine a beach town unburdened by coastal fog, one that exudes the charm of New England, and is blessed with the flora and fauna of Bali. From lush oak valleys to white sand beaches, picturesque coastlines and mineral hot springs, local wines and world-class spas, oceanfront restaurants and a charming downtown, Avila Beach combines nature with nurture. Whether you’re spending a day at the shore or hitting the weekly farmers' market downtown, you can be sure that whatever your perfect paradise may be, Avila Beach has got you covered.

Spend a Day at the Beach

Enjoy the beach with some four-legged friends at the self-proclaimed “Dog Beach” at Fisherman’s Beach. If you want to enjoy the shore and downtown at the same time, the Avila Beach Promenade is the best of both worlds, with shops and restaurants just steps from the water. Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, seals, and countless species of fish that inhabit the waters on the Californian coastline.