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It’s Important to Give Back

Look who we are helping in this beautiful community we are lucky enough to call “home.”


Children’s Resource Network of the Central Coast

Childrens Resource Network of the Central Coast The Cliffs Resort givesChildren’s Resource Network provides disadvantaged and at-risk children in San Luis Obispo County with free clothing, school supplies, and other items to meet their educational and personal basic needs. They also supply support and resources to help ensure that these kids will become responsible and productive community members.


Join us for our Karmic Pizza Thursdays!

Marisol Karmic PizzaEnjoy our handmade fire-grilled pizza FREE and donate your savings to Run the 1, an annual running event to help serve street children in Rwanda. In addition to your donations, Marisol is contributing fifty cents from every drink purchased, so come join us on Thursdays from 4-7PM and give whatever you can.

With donations to these local organizations:

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Wine, Waves & Beyond:
A Benefit for AmpSurf

Wine, Waves and BeyondWine, Waves & Beyond is our classic surf and wine event that celebrates the best of San Luis Obispo County. Combining the fun, laid back atmosphere of our wine country and unique surf culture, enjoy four days of unforgettable events evoking the magic of wine and waves. These events take place at numerous scenic venues throughout San Luis Obispo County and all proceeds go to support the Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf).

AmpSurf is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, made up of amputees, veterans, friends and families of the disabled and depend on donations for our operation. Our Goal is to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate people with disabilities, especially our veteran heroes through adaptive surfing and fun, safe, outdoor activities that all can participate in.

In 2010, our first year, amp; was able to raise $10,000 for AmpSurf, and continues to help support this amazing organization.


Central Coast Aquarium

Shark WeekThe Central Coast Aquarium partners with The Cliffs Resort for our annual Shark Week geared to educate and entertain our Central Coast travelers about the true life of sharks. In 2010, the Cliffs donated a 350-gallon tank, and in return the Central Coast Aquarium fills the tank with sharks and stingrays right in the lobby of the resort for Shark Week! Guests see live sharks up close, and with knowledgeable experts, they will learn all about the life of a shark and hear true stories of shark encounters. Watch sharks at feeding time, enjoy themed drinks and treats (sushi anyone?), and play games and crafts all about sharks.

The Avila Beach Central Coast Aquarium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring people to be connected to the ocean and the life within in through education and community outreach. With a dedicated staff and volunteer educators, docents, naturalists and biologists, the Central Coast Aquarium is committed to providing programs that are beneficial and educational to the community. Through outreach, participation and collaborative efforts the SLC has built lasting relationships with local non-profits, school districts and businesses in the community.

Big thanks to the members of the Avila Beach Central Coast Aquarium who help make our week of underwater excitement possible!


Kinsley Thomas Wong Benefit

Kinsley Thomas Wong FoundationThis fun filled event at Dinosaur Caves park in Shell Beach is not only a great party, but thrown for a great cause! Mr. Kinsley Thomas Wong is a local world-class kite surfer who suffered a very serious accident while kite surfing in San Simeon. This truly remarkable man is recovering from severe spinal injuries while dealing with rising medical bills. Kinsley and his lovely wife Jamie also recently welcomed their beautiful baby son, Taizen, to the family.

Our first annual benefit was an exciting success, raising $25,000 for the family of Mr. Kinsley Thomas Wong. Festivities included a delicious array of foods, wine & beer, live and silent auctions, and local music from the band “CT and Tommy Lee”. The Cliffs looks forward to supporting this family in future events.

For information on Mr. Wong, please visit his website at