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Avila Beach Paddlesports

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Address: 3915 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (Formerly SLO Coast Kayaks)
Phone Number: +1 805-704-6902
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: KAYAK and PADDLEBOARD RENTALS, LESSONS, and eco ADVENTURE TOURS in sunny...
KAYAK and PADDLEBOARD RENTALS, LESSONS, and eco ADVENTURE TOURS in sunny Avila Beach. Explore the pristine waters, sea caves, and secret beaches of Avila, the hidden gem of San Luis Obispo County, with Avila Beach Paddlesports. Avila Beach Paddlesports offers year-round kayak and SUP rentals, lessons, eco-friendly Adventure Tours, and the best customer service around! From the calm waters of the scenic Port San Luis Harbor Adventure Tour to the excitement of the sea caves at Fossil Point and Shell Beach, they have tours for all ages and ability levels. Avila Beach Paddlesports is also the only outfitter on the Central Coast that has exclusive access to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse for private tours! Avila Beach Paddlesports has the local knowledge and expertise to create the best experience for you and your family! They also have an excellent selection of kayaks, SUPs and other paddling gear for sale. Their staff and professional guides have decades of local water knowledge and the skills to teach you how to explore, be safe, become a better paddler, and have fun!Visit Avila's only kayak and paddleboard company and prepare to have the time of your life!
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I've been to this place twice now. I like it a lot because I can bring my little mutt with me, and they provide her with her own life vest. The people up front are friendly as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I've been to this place twice now. I like it a lot because I can bring my little mutt with me, and they provide her with her own life vest. The people up front are friendly as well. Their equipments are in great condition, and they charge fairly cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

First time ever renting kayaks and had a blast! Staff extremely helpful with instructions and pointers on where to go, saw seals, went to a lighthouse to explore and paddled the bay. Staff gave us a great deal on 3 kayaks and a hour was plenty, tired at the end. This is a must do when in Avala Beach, I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went on the kayak tour with a group of 7. Vince and Emily were very helpful from the first time I called to inquire. They answered all my questions right away and the reviews in Yelp were also very encouraging. We were not experts in kayaking and we had 2 kids in our party, and we all had a blast!!... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I first rented a kayak here a few weeks ago with a small group of friends (ages 20s - 60s) and we had such a blast that I brought my family here (3 young adults + me) the following weekend. There are so many things this place offers that make it fun and a place you want to come back... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited Avila Beach in early February and only just got round to writing a review, but enjoyed ourselves so much we felt we had to. We were taken out by Vince for the morning, and he was brilliant. Myself and my girlfriend hadn't kayaked much before but he was excellent at teaching us some basic manoeuvres. Vince is contagiously... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

By far our favorite place to rent kayaks!! Staff are all friendly, knowledgable and fun!! We visit everyone we are in the area!! Wonderful EVERYTIME!!

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Lancaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My Daughter and I had a blast - Made our trip very special - The whales were amazing, the people working were very friendly - we will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I've visited avila beach paddle sports for a few years now to rent paddle boards. The owner Vince is very knowledgeable and a enthusiastic guy to talk to. What a perfect place to paddle board! The bay is usually calm and one of the warmest spots around. It's fun to spot seals swimming near by and checking out the numerous... More 

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Nipomo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Avila is a great place to Kayak - simply beautiful...that's a fact. But what makes this experience unforgettable is the crew at Avila Beach Paddlesports. Owners, Vince and Emily always make sure you have a awesome time. I love these guys!

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Brigham City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great friendly staff, knowledgeable, well equipped, and very reasonably priced. We rented 5 single kayaks as a family on a Friday morning for a 1/2 day and had a wonderful experience. The scenery out around Smith Island to the light house and back was great, with lots of Sea Lions, birds, and Otters to enjoy. The staff cautioned us to... More 

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Additional Information about Avila Beach Paddlesports

Address: 3915 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (Formerly SLO Coast Kayaks)
Phone Number: +1 805-704-6902
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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