Jump to navigation. The two-lane road, just off Highway 1, that leads north into Avila Beach winds through a lush oak valley and past natural mineral hot springs until—suddenly—a panorama of ocean and palm trees appears. Then go for a soak in the mineral waters of Avila Hot Springs.
If you're looking for a nude beach, you've found the right place. But, don't tell anyone!!! Pirate's Cover has held a long history as the not so secret secret place for nude sunbathing on the Central Coast.
I am all in when it is time to explore small, cute and unspoiled towns. And, I feel more exhilarated when those towns are along the California Coast. However, those big attractions or magnets would not necessarily make you develop a connection with the craggy bluffs, wild sea and many shades of blue.
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It was my favorite spot to sit on a rock and take in the beautiful scenery as the sun went down. You don't really have to hike to get a nice view, you can park the car and walk out to the rock cliffs and watch. Other activities to do in this area -- hiking around and relaxing at the nude beach, Pirate's Cove.
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Over 9 million people have used this site to plan their California travel, find your adventure here. That being said, the beach and the cave itself are incredibly beautiful. You can walk to the cave without going down to the beach if you want to see it and do not want to see anything else.
Pirates Cove is a remote and scenic nude beach that stands between Pismo and Avila and is not your typical nude beach. On an average summer day you will find only a handful of people either completely naked or stripped down to the bare minimum, which makes this beach a desirable place to visit since it never gets overcrowded. How To Get There: There are a few ways to access this remotely private cove. From Avila Beach Drive, you can drive straight down the remotely windy road.
However, the owners have not tried to keep the public out; clothed and unclothed, they continue to use the beach. San Luis Obispo County Parks plan to improve access to the beach trail and increase monitoring by ranger staff. They hope this will create a safe, public-access beach and decrease illegal activity, including alcohol and drug use, which they claim is an issue.