Thanks to the Avila Beach Community Foundation, the Avila Beach Historical Tour APP was funded to create an online presence that details the history of Avila Beach!
Did you know the Chumash native peoples had one of their largest Central Coast settlements in Avila?
Did you know the first European buildings in Avila were adobe structures built by Friars from Mission SLO?
Did you know the city of San Luis Obispo became the hub of the Central Coast because of commerce that came through Avila?
Did you know that Avila Beach was the largest oil exporting port in the United Stated for over 40 years?
Did you know that during World War II in Avila, logs were painted black and put in the hills to look like cannons?
From the “ladies of the night” at the Avila Hot Springs in the 1920s, to See family who are the namesake of See Canyon, to Don Miguel Avila and his family, John Harford of the Harford Pier, Luigi Marre of the famed Marre home, learn more about the wonderfully storied past of this small community and see how such a small place can have such a large impact on the Central Coast!
Download the free app at any google or iTunes store. It costs you nothing, but will teach and show you everything!