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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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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Fabulous Italian cuisine paired with yummy Central Coast and rare find wines 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.

A small family owned and operated motel located in the heart of downtown Cayucos, California. Enjoy the small town atmosphere in the clean, comfortable rooms that make this motel so unique. More Details
An upscale, casual and romantic beach-front hotel, located at the foot of the Cayucos Pier, a skip to the sand and surf. More Details
This is a beautifully crafted custom 2 bdrm 2 1/2 bath beach house just across the street from the beach off Studio Drive. More Details
Oceanfront, exquisite single story condo vacation rental home located close to downtown Cayucos, with beach access, and views of Cayucos beach, pier, and town 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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