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June 2021: The fire rings are currently not on the beach and no fires are allowed at this time.
Bonfires are allowed seasonally on Olde Port Beach in the District provided fire rings only. NO OUTSIDE FIRE RINGS MAY BE USED. The District's fire rings are generally available from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November (from the start to the end of Daylight Savings Time), weather permitting. Please feel free to contact the Harbor office prior to your visit to verify if the fire rings are on the beach, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (805) 595-5400, ext. 0, or firstname.lastname@example.org. No burning of trash or other materials; only wood and charcoal are allowed No chemically treated wood, pallets or other wood with nails may be burned in the fire rings Bonfires are not allowed on Avila Beach or Fisherman's Beach. In case of inclement weather, the fire rings may be removed without prior notice to prevent the rings and/or debris from being swept into the ocean.
The next RFP for licenses is anticipated to be released in September.
The District issues annual licenses to a limited number of movable vendors and concessionaires who have responded to the RFP. A movable vendor is defined as:
“Concessionaires selling or renting beach gear (e.g., suntan lotion, beach chairs) or providing services (e.g., event planners, instructors) or other products from portable stands, carts, or other facilities that are removed from the site after business hours. A movable vendor does not have real property rights.”
Note: San Luis Obispo County Parks Department manages the Plaza (promenade) and Park in Avila Beach. Contact the Parks Department at (805) 781-5200 for information on commercial activities in these areas.
Many items are lost or accidentally left behind by visitors. Any items of value that are found or turned in to District Staff are kept at the Harbor Office at 3950 Avila Beach Drive in Avila. If you have recently lost an item and would like to see if it is in our lost and found inventory, please contact the Harbor Office at (805) 595-5400 or by e-mail at email@example.com. The District makes every effort to return lost property to its rightful owner.