The Coast Is Clear
When visitors to the Central Coast ask what time the fog will lift, locals answer: Just wait till fall. The good news is the clearer skies typically stretch into winter, too. This season, go hike the hills, paddle to a lighthouse, and explore coastal caves near the classic beach town of Avila Beach.
Hike to Cave Landing and Pirates Cove from Avila Beach
Kayaking San Luis Obispo Bay to Point San Luis Lighthouse
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Shakespeare Bridge + Secret Garden
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Malibu Hike, Canyon, Beach
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The Highway of Waterfalls
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Get Outdoors In Sonoma County This Fall
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Ride and Seek
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Redwoods, Beach, Banner View!
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GOAT Coastal Hike + Sunset
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