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Grin and Bare it....Nude beach

This is a very funky hard to get too steep drop rutted dirt path.The reward is crazy naked old... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
harveymushman99
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San Luis Obispo, California
Quiet, beautiful and a bit naked cove

The cove is beautiful from afar and above. It is perhaps the nicest beach in the Shell Beach/Avila... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KarenEph320
,
Pismo Beach, California
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nude beach” (5 reviews)
“great beach” (3 reviews)
“parking lot” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Avila Beach, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very funky hard to get too steep drop rutted dirt path.The reward is crazy naked old people that like to walk up to you while you are sitting on your towel and show you what the have to offer for viewing...A major...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cove is beautiful from afar and above. It is perhaps the nicest beach in the Shell Beach/Avila Beach area. I prefer to park at Cave Landing Bluff Parking or on the street Bluff Drive and take the VERY NICE Shell Beach Bluff Trail. After...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The beach was nice and clean! It has trails around to hike/bike/walk. Water is cold and rough. But Lovely views!

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

As you head toward Avila Beach, there is a short road on your left before you get to town that leads to a big dirt parking area. You can park here & do one of four things: 1) Be lazy & check out the views...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We love this quite location for a day at the beach. I is hard to get to but worth it. Be sure to note it is a nude beach also, so it the offends you or you have children with you it is best to...More

Thank johneL2766HZ
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

So fun just hanging out at the beach.. it's always good at the beach.. but.. especially when there's rafts of otters just offshore floating and hanging out. no waves so it's safe for little ones..

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The view is spectacular no doubt! But beware of the steep hill. There are areas a person could literally fall off the cliff. Scary at certain points. There even are rappelling ropes tied to help people down or up the steep hill/cliff to get down...More

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This secluded beach is a bit of a hike to get to. Park on the Avila side and hike over. There are usually seals on the rocks.

Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a beautiful cove. It is known locally as a nudist beach, so you may see a bare butt or two. You have been warned. The hike to the beach is a bit loose and steep. You must be fit and have good closed...More

Thank Chantal C
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great beach for relaxing au natural in California's Central Coast area. Normally quiet mid-week and little busier weekends. A short hike down to the beach from the parking lot. Be warned though that the car lot and walking trail are not maintained so good shoes...More

Thank cbeal
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