Welcome to Cayucos

Hit the waves (or the sand) at Cayucos State Beach. With six miles of white sand beach that stretch to the famous Morro Rock, Cayucos State Beach starts in the charming seaside town of Cayucos and is one of the best in California for surfing, swimming, tidepooling, and soaking up the sun. The beach boasts nearby parking, picnic facilities, outdoor showers and restrooms, as well as easy access. The Cayucos Pier was constructed in 1872 by Captain James Cass, and is a remnant from the days when Cayucos represented an important commercial port for ships sailing from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Rebuilt in 2015, the 982-foot pier remains a favorite spot for fishing, taking in epic Pacific Coast sunsets, and even whale-watching.

The population of Cayucos is about 3,000. Despite its small size, Cayucos has an eating establishment to meet everyone’s palate, from a chowder house to five-star dining. You’ll also find fabulous antique stores, surf shops with handcrafted boards, and locally owned gift stores. For children, there are three play areas designed just for them including, picnic tables, barbecues, and a paid lifeguard during the summer. There’s even a fresh water swimming pool in the summer near Hardie Park and two lighted tennis courts, located a short walk away from the pier. Grownups looking for a bit of “spice” will find that “in spades” if you’ll forgive the pun, at The Old Cayucos Tavern, a historic bar with card-playing rooms, pool tables, dancing, and some of the best live music around.

Things to do in Cayucos

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Events in Cayucos

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Sep
19
Adventures with Nature
September 01 to September 29, 2019
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Sep
21
Estero Bluffs Clean-Up
September 21, 2019
Cayucos
Once a year the CLC hosts the Estero Bluff Clean-Up for locals and visitors during the California Coastal Clean-Up day
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Oct
12
Open Studios Tour
October 12 to October 20, 2019
San Luis Obispo (County)

ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT) is one of the largest Open Studios in the country, with over 200 artists participating annually by opening their studios for visitors to tour

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Oct
20
Antique Street Faire
October 20, 2019 to May 03, 2020
Cayucos
Take a stroll among the many vendors selling antiques, homemade products, flea market items, clothing, jewelry and more.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Fabulous Italian cuisine paired with yummy Central Coast and rare find wines More Details
Here's where you'll find Owner & Chef, "Smoker Jim" Ruddell's unique, savory, and indescribably delicious smoked foods. More Details
Featured in the New York Times, this sister-owned cookie company is nationally known for its signature sea salt cookie More Details
Duckies is a great place to visit, relax, and enjoy the flavor of a California beach town Try Duckie's Clam Chowder!

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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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Each of our motel suites has been carefully designed to provide you with a sense of peace and welcome.
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Come experience the true meaning of indulgence at the AAA-rated Four Diamond Cayucos Sunset Inn. More Details
See Lyon Beach Rentals is here to help you make the most of your Central Coast experience. More Details
Cozy beach bungalow, just a few steps to the beach. More Details
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Check out these other amazing places along the Highway 1 Discovery Route in San Luis Obispo County.

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