Camping on or near Avila Beach: several campgrounds to choose from
or get an ocean view, park your trailer or RV right next to the sand!

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Aerial photograph of the California Coast near Avila Beach taken from an aircraft 30,000 feet, featured areas are labeled Port San Luis, Avila Beach, Avila Beach Drive, San Luis, Bay Drive, Highway 101/1 Shell and Pismo Beaches, click photo to visit larger aerial picture Avila Beach area.

Avila Beach is an exciting little California Coastal town about 55 miles south of Hearst Castle Visitors Center that offers many wonderful camping opportunities. The Port San Luis Harbor District has the only beachside camping and it is trailers, campers and RVs only, no tent camping. They operate 5 different localities which are oceanfront or at least ocean view; some are full hookups and some have none. They are all first come first serve with no reservations and a 14 day limit, check the camping section of the Port San Luis Harbor District website for RV camping details and the latest information. There are also at least two Avila resorts that feature camping for both RVs and tents one is the Avila Hot Springs Resort and the other is the Avila / Pismo Beach KOA; neither is near town or by the beach they are both located up by Highway 101.
Avila Beach is the harbor town for San Luis Obispo and it is a “happening” California Beach Town with lots to do and see. I myself like to sit at a beachside bar table with friends and consume tropical cocktails. Of course you may rather hike or bike they have nice trails and a light house to visit, souvenir, art and gift shopping, and all the usual beach town kind of stuff and some great agritourism and wine tasting opportunities too.
If you don’t want to camp there are nice resort hotels and spas (Sycamore Springs)if you want to spoil yourself and there is an unbelievable Avila Beach Golf Resort as well.

SLO Tribune Article about the great sailing near San Luis Harbor: Extreme Sailing Through San Luis Bay

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Photograph of a family campsite next to the beach at Avila Beach Port San Luis Harbor, San Luis Bay; click for a larger file of Avila Beach Port San Luis Harbor, San Luis Bay Ocean View RV campsite. Pretty Pacific Ocean
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Photograph of a breathtaking scenic view of Avila Beach from the air; click for a larger file showing scenic view aerial photo of Avila Beach town, Port San Luis Harbor, San Luis Bay.
Avila Beach nice from the
air, even better there!

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