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

Come experience Cayucos like the locals.

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Events in Cayucos

Plan your next roadtrip to Cayucos around events and happenings.

Oct
19
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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Nov
2
Cayucos Classic Car Show
November 02, 2019
Cayucos
 Come check out the rods and riders while enjoying some amazing beach weather.

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Jan
2
SLO County Restaurant Month
January 02 to January 31, 2020
SLO County
SLO County Restaurant Month celebrates the culinary talents and local cuisine of more than 40 area restaurants.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Come to Skipper's Family Restaurant for excellent seafood at a reasonable price.
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Visit our ocean view Wine Bar and Bistro nestled in beautiful Cayucos by the sea in the heart of California's "Wine Coast Country!"  More Details
Come to Ocean Front Pizza for some of the best slices in San Luis Obispo County! 


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The Grill at the Cass House offers a menu using selectively sourced ingredients from the bounty of the Central Coast. More Details
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Where to Stay in Cayucos

Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Cayucos.

Welcome to Beachwalker Inn, located just two blocks from the ocean More Details
Cayucos Shoreline Inn…on the beach is the only motel situated on the beach between Monterey and Pismo Beach More Details
Beautiful single story, three bedroom, oceanfront home, with a split level deck and a private patio located down by the water. More Details
Whether you'd like to admire the ocean from a distance or experience the beach first-hand, this Cayucos condo has what you're looking for! More Details
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More to Explore on Highway 1

Check out these other amazing places along the Highway 1 Discovery Route in San Luis Obispo County.

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