February 9, 2015

Sights to See: Avila Beach, California


AVILA BEACH 

Location:  3 miles off Highway 101; 240 miles south of San Francisco. 

Tucked away in a cove, this once funky little beach town was bulldozed and cleaned up in 2004 due to a devastating oil spill.  Usually warm and sunny, it has one of the few beaches in California that face south rather than west.  The electricity-generating Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, run by PG&E, is adjacent.  It is now the only operational nuclear plant in the state.

Bob Jones Bike Trail  Dogs ok.  This off-road trail leads from Ontario Road just off Highway 101, along San Luis Obispo Creek, past the Avila Valley Barn, to the beach, pier, and downtown Front Street.  It is 4 miles round trip.  You can walk, run, or ride a bike.

beach playground at Avila Beach, California


beach at Avila Beach, California
view from the door of the public loo at Avila Beach

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images ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

1 comment:

  1. looks like a stunning area to explore a loo with a view like that is not to be sneezed at.

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