Avila Bea and neighboring Pismo Beach have so many tourist attractions and places for unique sightseeing opportunities, you’ll never want to leave! We’ve got whale watching sites we know and love, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Make sure to ask us about our favorite hot springs locations, as well as other tourist attractions you’ll love.
With an elevation of over 1,000 feet, the hikes in Los Padres National Forest deliver some of the most stunning views in the area. Cerro Alto Peak is one of the highest peaks in the western US, with an elevation of 2,600 feet. This forest stretches across 220 miles and boasts over 24 trails for the adventurous.
Take a day trip to Harmony Headlands and you won’t regret it. This coastal park five minutes north of Cayucos in San Luis Obispo County is 784 acres of adventure, with hiking trails ending in panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the quaint hamlet of Harmony (population 18), famous for Harmony Glassworks and their one-on-one glassblowing classes.
Ocean views, nine major easy-to-moderate hiking trails, lots of shade from native trees, picnic spots galore—Montana de Oro State Park has something for every outdoor enthusiast. Follow a lush creek bed up from the coast along Coon Creek Trail and explore several miles of beautiful natural surroundings or gear up for more challenging hikes.
Explorers love the hike up Black Hill for the modest workout and the spectacular views awaiting at the end of the trail. Morro Bay State Park is your access point to this three-mile, 90-minute hike.