South Coast

Home to the Classic California beach towns of Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, and Grover Beach, Southern San Luis Obispo County is home to the finest and most extensive coastal dunes in California. Enjoy swimming, fishing, windsurfing, hiking, biking, or even riding the dunes on a 4-wheeler ATV all within a few miles. Take a walk along the Pismo boardwalk or out to see the sea lions at the end of San Luis Bay pier in Avila.

Avila La Fonda Hotel

A block from the San Luis Bay, this Mexican-style upscale hotel includes warmly decorated rooms, free wifi, snack baskets, and spa tubs. They also offer free parking and nightly ice cream and pie, and evening drink receptions.

The Cliffs Hotel

Overlooking the ocean, this modern upscale resort includes cozy, refined rooms with free wifi and marble bathtubs, a heated oceanfront pool and spa, and an ocean-view restaurant and bar serving California-inspired cuisine.

Sycamore Mineral Springs

Located on a 100-acre estate, this serene property features private soaking tubs in most rooms, a spa with 23 outdoor mineral hot tubs, and a restaurant serving seasonal fare.