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Pirate's Cove Beach


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Pirate's Cove Nude Beach
Pirate's Cove - Avila

Pirate's Cove

© Betsy Malloy 2001

Pirate's Cove in Avila Bay should not be confused with Pirate's Cove in Los Angeles. This beach is also called Cave Landing or Mallagh Landing.


Between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Get a map and directions.


  • Quarter-mile long cove
  • One of the most beautiful nude beach settings
  • No fishermen here, so it's easy to walk without fear of getting a hook where you don't want it

Who's at Pirate's Cove Beach

Gawkers are often a nuisance at Pirate's Cove. Women may find them particularly intimidating.

  • Up to 200 on weekends
  • Suited and not
  • Almost half are women
  • 10 percent families
  • Gawkers on the cliff and on the beach

Pirate's Cove Beach Facilities


Pirate's Cove Beach Activities


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Nudity Laws and Pirate's Cove Beach

Laws regarding nudity at the naturist beach vary by location and fines are stiff in some places. We haven't been able to get information about San Luis Obispo County nudity laws and the responsibility for knowing the law at Pirate's Cove Beach is yours.

Nude or naturist beach neophytes, please be respectful of others and read the Nude Beach and Topless Beach Etiquette guidelines before you go to a nude beach.

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