Shark Sighting Prompts Warning At Central Coast Beach

May 19, 2017

What’s being called a “credible” shark sighting has prompted a warning to visitors at a popular Central Coast beach.

The Port San Luis Harbor District confirmed yesterday’s sighting near Avila Beach. The beach is open, but it has been posted with signs cautioning swimmers that they enter the water at their own risk. The signs will remain up for three days.

In 2003, a college professor swimming near the Avila Pier died after being attacked by a Great White shark.