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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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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Cayucos Shoreline Inn…on the beach is the only motel situated on the beach between Monterey and Pismo Beach More Details
One of the few magic places left where time moves slowly, and you're expected to also. A guaranteed easy remedy for the fast lane. More Details
Darling furnished home in Cayucos! 2/2 bedroom, two story with ocean views from the famous Studio Drive. More Details
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Events in Cayucos

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Jul
17
FARMstead ED Open Farm Day
July 17, 2021
From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
San Luis Obispo
This event is great for visitors and locals alike! Local family farms will be swinging open their gates to welcome visitors to tour, taste, and learn more about our local AgriCULTURE. SLO CAL is filled with so many different kinds of experiences that will feed your senses and connect you with friendly people and their […]
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Jul
24
Festival Mozaic
July 24 to July 31, 2021
San Luis Obispo County
The Festival Mozaic summer concert series takes place every summer throughout the county
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Sep
18
Estero Bluffs Clean-Up
September 18, 2021
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
9
Open Studios Art Tour
October 09 to October 17, 2021
San Luis Obispo County
Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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We are pleased to provide you with the very best in service and quality, and of course our outstanding, freshly caught local seafood. More Details
Cayucos Coffee is passionate about good coffee and love supporting their community, which is why they’re stoked to serve local Jobella Coffee, a small batch, organic, local roasting company based out of Atascadero. More Details
Not just a specialty coffee shop set back in a lush garden ambiance, Luna offers specialty cakes and desserts that will have you over the moon! More Details
Come to Ocean Front Pizza for some of the best slices in San Luis Obispo County! 


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