Staying at the Blue Sail Inn in Morro Bay gives you close access to explore Morro Bay and California’s Central Coast. One place to immerse yourself in the wonder of nature is at Avila Beach Mineral Springs. Only 25 minutes from our hotel, spend the day basking and relaxing in the sun at this natural hot spring.
About Avila Beach Mineral Springs
Oil drillers first discovered the spring at the turn of the 20th century, looking to strike it rich. Instead of oil, however, they found a natural hot spring. This spring gets its source of water from deep within the earth’s core. The water is brought up to the surface naturally with an artesian well. The water comes up from the spring at 130 degrees but is cooled off with a bit of freshwater so you can comfortably enjoy swimming in its waters. The water has flowed from the well for over 100 years. The facility is a popular hang out for locals and tourists who want to take advantage of the mineral spring’s therapeutic properties.
Activities at Avila Hot Springs
The spring is a recreational facility with two human-made pools that spring water fed. A large freshwater pool is heated naturally from the spring’s water supply and includes two waterslides. There is also a mineral soaking pool, which naturally stays heated at 104 degrees.
The Avila Massage Spa offers services for individuals and couples. They offer various massages, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and chakra tuning massages. They also offer specialty treatments like facials and massages specifically designed for pregnant women. All services include a day pass to enjoy Avila Hot Springs so that you can enjoy a massage then soak in the therapeutic mineral pool before or after your treatment.
Avila Hot Springs lies at the Bob Jones Trail trailhead, a popular biking route that runs along Highway 101 and ends near downtown Avila. Avila Hot Springs offers beach bike rentals to explore the trail and the hot springs together.
Visiting Avila Hot Springs
Avila Hot Springs is conveniently located two miles from the beaches and the downtown area of Avila. Purchasing a pass for the hot springs gives you access to the facility grounds, freshwater pool, and the mineral soaking pool. Day passes are available for $12 per person. Special morning and evening passes are available at a discounted rate if you plan to visit from 8 am to 12 pm or 5 pm.
Due to current county regulations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the pools are operating at a limited capacity. The mineral pool, spa, and water slides are currently closed, and masks are recommended when not swimming.
Explore the natural wonders of Morro Bay
Your trip to the Blue Sail Inn allows you to explore the natural beauty of California Central Coast. Whether you spend time tide pooling or soaking in Avila Hot Springs pools, there are many reasons to explore the waters that surround Morro Bay.