Recreation

Avila Beach Paddlesports


Kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, lessons, Adventure Tours, and gift shop. Beginners and families with kids welcome. Open year round. Reservations available online (Avila Beach Paddlesports). Walk-ins for rentals (weather permitting). Visit their shop right on the water in Port San Luis Harbor: 3915 Avila Beach Drive (trailer boat launch building). 805-704-6902
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Central Coast Sailing and Avila Beach Whale Watching


Book sailing or power boat excursions on the bay departing daily from the Harford Pier aboard the beautiful 44 ft sailing vessel "Spirit" or smooth riding powerboat "Pacific Flyer". Either tour is a wonderful adventure for the whole family.

Please visit our website or call 805-540-4667 for more information or to book a tour.

SLO Tours


Scenic harbor and whale watching ocean rafting tours from the Harford Pier aboard our Military Zodiac RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat).

Please visit our website or call 805-705-8681 for more information or to book a tour.
Sailboat against the shore

Patriot Sportfishing


We are open every day depending upon weather, season and scheduled boats.

Please visit our website or call 805-595-7200 to make a reservation.
Patriots Sportfishing building at sunset

Avila Beach Golf Course


Avila Beach Golf Course is a seaside resort located on the Central Coast of California 3 miles off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Visit our website for more information.

Central Coast Kayaks


Central Coast Kayaks has been offering sea kayak rentals and tours since 1993, and offering "on the beach" rentals in Avila Beach.  For rates and information call 805-773-3500. Visit the Central Coast Kayaks website.

Pier Fishing


Port San Luis has two public fishing piers, Avila Pier and Harford Pier. Thanks to the open ocean conditions, clean water, and an abundance of bait fish, these piers enjoy excellent fishing opportunities.

In the spring, you can fish for halibut, salmon, and mackerel. Rockfish, sharks and barracuda are caught in summer and fall. There are bait and tackle shops on both piers. No license is required when fishing from either of the Port San Luis piers. If you decide to do some surf fishing, however, you must obtain a fishing license. Various types of fishing licenses are available from either of the sportfishing offices.
   

Sea Barn Beach Rentals

Were you hoping to spend the day at the beach but forgot your beach gear?  Contact the Sea Barn for all of your beach needs at 805-595-2142.


 
Van Curaza Surf School

Van and his crew of professionals offer surf lessons all year long and seasonal surf camps. For rates and information visit the Van Curaza Surf School website or call 805-543-7873.
 

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