Woodstone Marketplace in Avila Beach

Woodstone Marketplace has become our regular pit-stop as we chase our speed-demon four year old son down the Bob Jones Trail — either on foot, bicycles or scooter. It is like an oasis when we come up from under the bridge that gives us safe passage to the other side of San Luis Bay Drive and round the corner through the trees where this quaint little market with it’s adorable outdoor patio peeks out. Owned by long-time friends of our family the service is consistent and warm. The menu is perfect for small bites… share a salad or a personal pizza … or larger fare as in yummy steak sandwiches and bursting-at-the-seams wraps. We grab a glass of a local chilled chardonnay that they have open and ready to go and retire to the pet-friendly patio where my son loves to greet the neighboring tables with dogs and watch the leisurely Bob Jones Trail Traffic as it strolls, jogs and zips by. The wait for fresh-made food is never long and allows us to take our time sipping, noshing and enjoying the scenery.

Some favorite items include the Asian Salad — snow peas, mandarin oranges and toasted almonds (add chicken for an extra charge) lay on a heaping pile of Napa Cabbage and mixed greens crowned with crunchy rice noodles and sesame seeds and finished with a tangy Oriental dressing. Also the Philly Cheesesteak (hubby’s fav) — Choice roast beef melted with Provolone and a mix of roasted peppers and caramelized onions all stuffed into a grilled French roll or freshly-made Ciabatta. My son is all about the Bob Jones Veggie Pizza which is fine by me because it has about a week’s worth of vegetable requirements in one delicious pie.

The only reason for the four-stars is that we have always thought the layout of the interior lacked a certain something. It tends to be a bit dark and it is knocking elbows with the small grocery area that the Marketplace provides for locals not wanting to drive all the way to town. But maybe it’s just that the outside patio is so incredibly inviting that the interior feels like a forgotten step child… However the wine and cheese selection is quite impressive if you have an idea on picking up supplies for a trip to the beach!

So make sure you have time to stop on your return trip along the Bob Jones Trail … or maybe even on the way out. It will provide fuel for the finish line — whatever or wherever that may be — for you and your whole party!

Woodstone Market

6675 Bay Laurel Place,
Avila Beach, CA 93424

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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