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Avila Beach

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Avila Beach is a historic ocean port in San Luis Obispo County, CA.. It is located on the San Luis Bay, in the middle of Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In 2010 the population was 1.627, according to the census. The beach is about a half mile long, and is sheltered  in the bay formed by Point Sn Luis and Fossil Point. Because of the way the beach faces, it is usually warmer than nearby beaches. Most of Avila is undeveloped, except for the downtown area and neighborhoods close to the beach. This area has homes, hotels, and small businesses. A few upscale housing developments are inland near the Avila golf course and a few resort spas surrounding the hot springs. Local tourism has increased with visits from humpback whales in the nearby ocean. Avila has three piers, two of which are open to the public for recreational fishing and sightseeing. Avila Beach is also home to the last remainign nuclear power plant in California, Diablo Canyon Power Plant, about 6 miles nw of the beach.