Open Tuesday - Sunday | 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.*
Closed Monday
*Hours subject to change. Please contact us for Special Event & Holiday hours

Directions and Parking

Location and Directions:

50 San Juan Street
Avila Beach, CA 93424

The Central Coast Aquarium is conveniently located on the children’s play park in Avila Beach, California. For much of the year, this is a warm and protected beach area making it an ideal spot for enjoying the outdoors. There is easy access to the sea, tide pools, sandy beaches, and two public piers.  For those who love to walk, jog or ride bikes, the Bob Jones trail will take you through lush landscapes and gardens and follows a meandering stream.  Ocean sport enthusiasts have a broad selection of activities to chose from such as kayak/SUP rentals, boat excursions and fishing. 

Pet lovers will be happy to know that at dog friendly Fisherman’s Beach dogs are allowed to roam off leash.  No matter what time of day it is, you will more than likely find dogs running free through the surf! 


Free street parking is available surrounding the Central Coast Aquarium, however finding free parking on the weekends and during the summer months can be a challenge in Avila Beach.  The two best options for busy days are to use the public lot located on 1st Street, for a daily fee of $5, or taking a ride on the free Avila Trolley.  More information on the Avila Trolley can be found at

For more information on parking click here.