Avila Beach Points of Interest

Our Avila Beach hotel, Avila Lighthouse Suites, has a brand new website! With detailed information on things to do, easy booking, and room/hotel information, the new website is your one stop-spot to learn about everything about your next vacation.

Souvenir Crafts for Kids

Nothing commemorates an unforgettable vacation like the perfect souvenir. While pressed pennies and snow globes are great options, a handmade memento allows you to make even more memories in the process of creating your one-of-a-kind souvenir.  To preserve your precious family memories, your kids can create their own personalized souvenir that can’t be found anywhere else every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the Avila Lighthouse Suites Sun Deck, complimentary with your stay! This program runs through September 3rd, featuring different crafts and activities throughout the summer, so be sure to check it out during your next visit! Below, find inspiration for your own…

How to Stay Active on Vacation

Although vacations are the perfect time to relax and retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle of real life, sometimes lounging around the whole time can feel unnatural. After many days of sitting by the pool and indulging in some delicious food, you can start to feel that pre-vacation diet and muscle tone go out the window! Exercising while your on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t still relax, and being active means you can experience your destination in a whole new way. The Central Coast of California is known for its outdoor, active lifestyle, meaning even the visitors are encouraged…

DIY Beach Games

Summer on the Central Coast is in full swing, and with the Rio Summer Olympics on the horizon, we are motivated to get outside and play! Next time you visit Pismo Beach or Avila Beach, try out these fun DIY beach games that the entire family will enjoy. Tic Tac Toe There’s nothing like some healthy competition and the sand between your toes… What You’ll Need: Shells 1. First, walk the beach with your family and collect your favorite shells. Make sure that you gather shells that are easily distinguishable from your other family members because you’ll be using shells instead…

Central Coasting without a Car

Traveling 1,200 miles from Mexico to Oregon without the use of a car seems nearly impossible, right? With the completion of the California Coastal Trail (“The CCT”), it can be done. After the second half of the project is completed, the CCT will allow individuals to hike the entire coast of California. To aid in this worthy endeavor, Martin Resorts has begun a restoration project to improve access to the beach and link the northern Pismo Beach area to the existing walkway behind Pismo Lighthouse Suites and other neighboring hotels, which will then lead downstairs to the beach near the…