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Sunset at Avila Beach, CA

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The Avila Beach pier at sunset. The name Avila (pronounced AH-veela) commemorates Miguel ??vila, who was granted Rancho San Miguelito in 1842. The town established there served as the main shipping port for San Luis Obispo. Although Avila Beach still has a working commercial fishing pier and the inland areas have extensive apple orchards, tourism is now the main industry. Avila Beach faces south and the 600-foot elevation of Point San Luis breaks the prevailing northwesterly winds. It is therefore usually warmer than the other beaches on California's Central Coast. Avila Beach has three piers, including this one 1,685 feet long, intended for tourist strolling and recreational fishing.

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