Avila beach is “everything classically California” with sun, beaches, hiking, and rolling vineyards

“The central coast doesn’t always fit nicely into one of the classic California archetypes. Is it Gidget and surfers and sunsets? Or is it great rolling vineyards and striped green fields? The answer, of course, is that it’s both. And tiny, out-of-the-way Avila Beach—with its sunny microclimate, beachfront promenade, and down-to-earth vibe—might be the ultimate sampler platter of all things classically Californian. It’s where the fertile valley meets the mighty Pacific, and where surfers know a good Pinot when they taste one”…

https://www.sunset.com/travel/california/avila-beach-restaurants-wine