Exploring Avila Beach on the California Central Coast
We live in a small town on the Central Coast and sometimes get a chance to enjoy romantic getaways together. Most recently, we enjoyed the weekend at Avila Beach. We took our RV and were lucky enough to find a spot with full hook-ups for our family RV. It was awesome!
Our RV spot with full hook-ups (not on the upper level) cost $65 per night. If you are looking at camping here, you’ll want to get there in the morning. Those who are checking out need to leave their spots by noon, so that’s when the spots will start to empty. I feel like we got really lucky with the spot we got! It was great because it had a parking spot for our RV, as well as another spot next to it for us to park our Tahoe. Plus, there was still enough room to set up our chairs and blue light rope (ha ha – looks like a pool outside)!
The first night we stayed in Avila Beach, we walked over to Fat Cats Cafe. We ordered Soup, Salad, Fish Tacos and beer. Then we headed back to the RV and watched a movie. It was a nice first day.
The next day, we woke up and headed back to Fat Cats for breakfast. We ordered Pancakes, Bacon, Biscuits and Gravy and a really yummy Omelet! I really like Fat Cats Cafe for dinner and breakfast, plus I liked that we could walk to it.
After breakfast, we took the free Avila Beach Trolley to Downtown. While it is free, they do ask for donations. I liked how cute and clean it was inside. I loved the clean windows all over it, so we could see the beautiful view on the way to town. It was only a few minutes ride. That weekend, they were having a Hobie Cat Regatta, so we got to see all the pretty sails along the beach.
Once we got to town, we headed to Mr. Ricks for a couple of beers. Mr. Ricks has ice cold beers, amazing Chicken Nachos and an outdoor patio where you can take in the sun and enjoy people watching and the ocean in the background.
After Mr. Ricks, we walked around Downtown Avila. We enjoyed a free slice of pizza and an ice cream sundae. We walked around some more after that and found a bike rental place.
I’d never been on an Electric Bike before, so we decided to rent some. Oh man, are they so much fun! I was really nervous at first, but once I walked my bike across the street (yes, I really did that), I hopped on and didn’t want to get off!
We rode the electric bikes on the Bob Jones Trail and headed to the Avila Valley Barn. I’ve gone there with the kids for pumpkins, but had never tried their Roasted Corn. Just writing about it is making my mouth water and want some right now! They had freshly roasted corn and a variety of toppings. I added butter, salt, lime, parmesan cheese and Pappie’s Seasoning. Wow!!!
After going to Avila Barn and riding our bikes around, it was time to return the electric bikes. I really had a great time with the Electric Bikes and couldn’t wait to ride them again. When we were done in Downtown Avila Beach, it was too late to take the trolley bike, so we walked back. I wanna say it was about a 20 minute walk, but I liked it.
When we got back to the RV, I was pooped out. It was time to get some dinner, enjoy a beer and cuddle up with my love and watch a movie (which I fell asleep during of course – ha ha!)! It was a great staycation!
Have you ever visited Avila Beach? What is your favorite thing to do there?