The Bob Jones Trail is a great path to walk, run or bike your way down to Avila Beach. There is a parking lot off San Luis Dr., just across from the start of the blacktop trail. It’s about 3 miles to the beach and the scenery is beautiful. You’ll see plenty of birds and birdwatchers, as the path makes its way to the ocean.
Once you reach the beach, there are plenty of places to have a drink, breakfast, lunch or dinner, coffee and ice cream. The beach itself is fun for sun bathing or a walk. For extra fun, take the kids to the Avila Bay Aquarium.
If you are adventurous, you can continue down the road a mile and walk out on the pier. There are a couple of restaurants to grab a bite and you’ll be serenaded by sea lions.