Avila Beach, California

Avila Beach is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and divided by three piers; the Avila Beach Pier, the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly SLO) Pier, and the Harford Pier. Avila Beach is the perfect destination for people interested in whale watching and feeling the fresh sea breeze in their hair. Keep an eye open for migrating gray and humpback whales that regular these waters. Allow time to visit the interesting Diablo Canyon Power Plant, a nuclear power plant that is the last one in California.