Fun in the sun? Absolutely. When it comes to having a good time, Avila Beach parks offer the best possible conditions. The average temperature in this quaint beachfront town ranges between a comfortable 64 degrees F and 72 degrees F. The white sands of the beach are always close by, with attractions like surfing, swimming, fishing, barbecuing and sunbathing. Consider a park in Avila Beach as your base camp for family fun, or a secondary spot to play the day away. Have a swashbuckling adventure in a pretend pirate ship or play a pickup basketball game to the sound of rolling waves. Purchase provisions for an impromptu dinner at the Avila Beach Farmers’ Market, and picnic at the park. Very few seaside towns have such accessible, beautifully designed spaces open to the public, just steps from the sand. Keep the young and the young-at-heart entertained all day long, close to the Avila Beach Pier and Promenade.
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Pirates Park on Avila Beach
Ahoy, matey! The Pirate Park in Avila Beach is the only pirate-themed park in the region, and a favorite with local kids and their grownups. Enjoy a play structure built for little rapscallions as well as a structure built for older ones. Kids can climb, crawl, swing, hang, shimmy and slide on these play structures to their hearts’ content. There’s also a pirate ship fort, complete with a crow’s nest and a bridge underneath. Sand surrounds these structures, making for a soft landing, while a comfy lawn surrounds the whole park. Bring lunch, dinner, a snack or ice cream to the picnic tables, or spread out a blanket on the grass. The park also includes a full-sized basketball court, restrooms, showers, and vending machines — all of this mere feet from the beach. For access to family-friendly marine creatures, check out the Central Coast Aquarium, located at the other end of the lawn. The Avila Beach Pier, and Promenade lie nearby, too, where you can indulge in ice cream, rent boogie boards, and shop.