Monday, September 07, 2009

Avila Beach Central Coast

Avila Beach
Avila Beach has long been a popular beach destination for locals. The sleepy little central coast beach town was almost in a time capsule up until it was found that the town was sitting on a 400,000 gallon oil spill. In the 1990s just about all of the downtown are was dug up and the contaminated soil was replaced. Unfortunately most of the original building were destroyed in the process. Today Avila Beach is reborn and attracting locals and out of town visitors. New stores, restaurants and hotels are are full and kids are playing on the beach again. Its easy to pass by Avila Beach as you travel along highway 101 but its definitely worth a side trip to discover this little seaside town on San Luis Bay. Avila Beach