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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 - 6:00 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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BEST SUP/Kayak spot in Avila Beach !!

As a local, I have used AB Paddlesports several times and every time I am impressed with the care and attention they give me! They want you to have an enjoyable time, so through... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

As a local, I have used AB Paddlesports several times and every time I am impressed with the care and attention they give me! They want you to have an enjoyable time, so through their knowledge and experience they give you great advice on where to go to have an enjoyable and safe ride as well as experience all the... More 

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The kayaks were in great condition and, although they were very busy and my husband and I were underprepared, the folks at Avila Beach Paddlesports were infectiously patient, calm and happy. Not only this, but ALSO as a marine biologist I was delighted that they warned the public not to get too close to the whales, to give them their... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The crew at ABP were amazing! My local friends brought my fiance and I here for a morning paddle and we had a great time! Professional staff who were able to train complete novices in minutes - and we both stayed afloat. Highly recommend.

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Was visiting Avilia Beach with a bunch of friends, this was a great workout, friendly staff, beautiful scenery!

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The staff were very friendly, helpful and seemed to enjoy their jobs. We got there on a Monday afternoon and there was no wait getting set up with kayaks and a very easy launch from a dock. From there we paddled under a pier and up the coast to a beach where you can easily unload for a walk outside... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The people here were extremely helpful, the price was very reasonable and the scenery was awesome. Had so much fun will buy a paddle board.

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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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