Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Port Harford Pier
The Port San Luis breakwater was complete by 1913 to create safe anchorage at the port, though in the following decades a weakened economy and the shifting of shipping to land routes reduced commerce enough that the railroad stopped operating in 1942. By the 1950's the port had primarily become a fishing, boating and tourist destination and in 1954 San Luis Obispo voters established a Harbor District for Port San Luis.
In 1970 a restaurant and bar were first developed in the old railroad building on the pier. After the 1973 replacement of the storm-damaged railroad bridge over San Luis Creek, facilities on and around the pier grew to include additional restaurants, fish markets, and a variety of services for fishing and recreational boating managed by the Port San Luis Harbor District.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 35° 10.095′ N, 120° 45.213′ W. Marker is in Avila Beach, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from Avila Beach Drive near Diablo Canyon Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3993 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach CA 93424, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port San Luis (approx. ¼ mile away); Port Harford Wharf & Pacific Coast Railway (approx. ¼ mile away); Sailing Ship Anchor (approx. ¼ mile away); Point San Luis Light Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pier Into The Past (approx. one mile away); Pacific Coast Railway (approx. 8.9 miles away); Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park (approx. 9 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avila Beach.
More about this marker. The marker is located at near the end of the pier opposite the Olde Port Inn.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.