Pirate's Cove Beach, Avila Beach

3.8
#8 of 9 in Beaches in San Luis Obispo County
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This beach is tucked away from the general public. You will find mostly locals hanging out. You might also find a nude sun bather. We hiked the trails around the beach and it had beautiful views... 
    This beach is tucked away from the general public. You will find mostly locals hanging out. You might also find a nude sun bather. We hiked the trails around the beach and it had beautiful views...  more »
  • We hiked in from the millionaires houses. It was a great hike. The beach was nice. Hippy lames at the top of the hill living in the parking lot. Everyone was drinking on the beach. Beautiful views. 
    We hiked in from the millionaires houses. It was a great hike. The beach was nice. Hippy lames at the top of the hill living in the parking lot. Everyone was drinking on the beach. Beautiful views.  more »
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  • Get hike and beautiful views. It's a bit of a challenge to get down to a beach ⛱ carrying beautiful equipment. Many people do take the beach umbrella. Not a crowded beach low key.
  • Beautiful although saddening to see all the litter debris everywhere. Parking is better done by the road unless you want to risk damaging your vehicle. Be cautious to where you walk due to people urinating any where. No potter potties on location and nearest bathroom isn't close. This isn't a family spot for kids due to the younger crowd drinking, smoking and some areas allowed nudity. Lots of areas have been defaced by graffiti or stickers plastered everywhere. Beautiful hike , just be cautious, walk ways haven't been groomed and you will get scratched. A gorgeous view of the surrounding beach and cliffs. And my favorite.....a hidden gem under the trees will be a creepy wooden swing.

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