Avila Beach East of Pier (AB8)

San Luis Obispo, California
Managed by The Swim Guide

This sheltered beach is blocked from the northwest winds and usually warmer than most of the beaches on the Central Coast. Golden sand stretches for approximately .5 miles long and has 3 piers including the beach pier intended for tourists, a commercial fishing pier and the California Polytechnic State University Pier.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
14°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Avila Beach East of Pier (AB8) is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Environmental Health Services collects water samples weekly throughout the year to test for bacteria levels. Swim Guide checks daily for the latest results.

The standards for indicator bacteria are as follows:

Single sample maximum
Total Coliform > 10,000 MPN (Most Probable Number) / 100 ml of water
Fecal Coliform > 400 MPN / 100 ml
Enterococcus > 104 MPN / 100 ml

Geometric Mean (5 samples collected over a 30 day period)
Total Coliform > 1,000 MPN / 100 ml of water
Fecal Coliform > 200 MPN / 100 ml
Enterococcus > 33 MPN / 100 ml

A coastal beach is marked Green when bacteria levels for a single day and geometric mean are below the standards mentioned.

A coastal beach is marked Red when bacteria levels for a single day or the geometric mean are above the standards mentioned.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimmers are also advised not to swim within 100 feet of a flowing storm drain or within 50 yards of an advisory sign.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Avila Beach East of Pier (AB8)

San Luis Obispo, California
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
14°C
Clear

This sheltered beach is blocked from the northwest winds and usually warmer than most of the beaches on the Central Coast. Golden sand stretches for approximately .5 miles long and has 3 piers including the beach pier intended for tourists, a commercial fishing pier and the California Polytechnic State University Pier.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Avila Beach East of Pier (AB8) is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Environmental Health Services collects water samples weekly throughout the year to test for bacteria levels. Swim Guide checks daily for the latest results.

The standards for indicator bacteria are as follows:

Single sample maximum
Total Coliform > 10,000 MPN (Most Probable Number) / 100 ml of water
Fecal Coliform > 400 MPN / 100 ml
Enterococcus > 104 MPN / 100 ml

Geometric Mean (5 samples collected over a 30 day period)
Total Coliform > 1,000 MPN / 100 ml of water
Fecal Coliform > 200 MPN / 100 ml
Enterococcus > 33 MPN / 100 ml

A coastal beach is marked Green when bacteria levels for a single day and geometric mean are below the standards mentioned.

A coastal beach is marked Red when bacteria levels for a single day or the geometric mean are above the standards mentioned.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimmers are also advised not to swim within 100 feet of a flowing storm drain or within 50 yards of an advisory sign.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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