Monday, September 16, 2013

Avila Beach

What a way to close out this trip.  We pulled into this parking area at 2:30 PM and was lucky to get one of the last 2 waterfront sites.  All sites are first come first served with the exception of special events.  The views of the beach and harbor are awesome.  You notice that I did not call this a campground, as it is more like paying for a parking space.  There are full hookup sites across the street, however.  We paid $40 per night

 for dry camping, no water, no electric, no sewer, no table, no fire pit.  Basically, the Port San Luis Harbor District which operates this park charges this fee for parking off the city street.  The full hookup sites go for $60.  There are pay showers near the pier and you can buy water and you may use the dump station with reservation for an additional $20.  That said, I rate this park P****. (location, location,location)

There are seafood restaurants and markets on the pier within a short walk and Buddy enjoyed a long 25 minute swim in the ocean.  He darn near got caught up in the seaweed chasing a duck.  I thought he would never come back to shore.  This is a protected area and the waves are small, but we can hear them crashing upon the shore.  It was very breezy when we arrived, but has calmed down this evening.  We will drive a few miles south into Pismo Beach tomorrow and sample some more seafood.