Key Info

250 Avila Beach Dr

Price & Hours

$12 for adults; $10 for kids under 15
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily


Recreation, Swimming/Pools Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend


  • 3.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Natural hot springs mark the entrance to Avila Beach, and lucky for travelers, the springs are open for day visitation. Let your worries melt away as you sink into the 104-degree water of the soaking pool at Avila Hot Springs. The soaking pool is two feet deep and heated by the mineral spring beneath the ground. The complex at Avila Hot Springs also offers massages, including Swedish, hot stone and deep tissue treatments.

If you're ready to cool off, take a dip in the public freshwater pool, which children love for its slides and water toys. There is a large viewing deck near the pool for parents to keep an eye on their children. If you'd rather cool off in the ocean, you can take the Bob Jones Bike Trail from the complex to Avila Beach, which is just 2 miles away.

There are also accommodation options at Avila Hot Springs if you want to stay within the complex. You can bed down in the on-site cabins or opt to rough it in a tent. 

Avila Hot Springs, which is located 5 miles north of downtown Pismo Beach, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. An adult single-day pass will cost $12. For a reduced rate, consider swimming before noon or after 5 p.m., when admission costs $8. Children and seniors will pay $10, and spectators who don't want to swim can pay just $5. There are public restrooms, locker rooms with showers, and space for barbecues or picnics. There is some food available, but previous visitors warned not to expect anything fancy. They also noted the area can get crowded throughout the day and suggested visiting in the morning for a more peaceful experience. For more information, visit the official website.

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