Cayucos State Beach is known for its fishing pier, beautiful beach and historical buildings, many of which are left over from the prospering old town and still stand as a variety of businesses such as restaurants, antique stores and specialty shops. The sandy beach offers mild weather, watersports such as surfing and swimming, tidepooling. Lifeguards are on duty during peak summer months.
There are picnic tables, play equipment, restrooms and outside showers available. Dogs on-leash are also welcome from the Pier south to Chaney Avenue.