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Welcome to Avila Beach ...

Avila Beach is located in San Luis Obispo County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Avila Beach, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1955.

A typical abbreviation for Avila Beach: Avila Bch.

Avila Beach is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Avila Beach lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Avila Beach: (805)

The ZIP code for Avila Beach: 93424<3>

Communities near Avila Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Avila Beach.

  • San Luis Obispo
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Arroyo Grande
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Grover Beach
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Morro Bay
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Guadalupe
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Pismo Beach
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Fairoaks
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairoaks have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oceano
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Baywood Park
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Callender
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avila Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avila Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avila Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avila Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avila Beach. See our Newspapers Page for Avila Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avila Beach ...

Looking for more information about Avila Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Avila Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Avila Beach.

Adding Avila Beach to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Avila Beach in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Avila Beach was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Avila Beach post office opened in 1955.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Avila Beach.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avila Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for San Luis Obispo County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Luis Obispo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avila Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Avila Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Avila Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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