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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Pier View Suites is the premier beach-side boutique hotel of Cayucos, a coastal community half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco known as “California’s last small beach town”. More Details
Welcome to Beachwalker Inn, located just two blocks from the ocean More Details
Just two houses from the beach More Details
On the ocean side of the home is the living room, game table, dining area, piano, wood burning stove, all of which have spectacular ocean views. More Details
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Events in Cayucos

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Spartan Ultra Weekend
November 20 to November 21, 2021
Santa Margarita
Spartan Trail, scheduled to be held in San Luis Obispo County at Santa Margarita Ranch, is a trail race with distances of 10k, 10k Night Run, Half Marathon and 50k.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Cayucos Candy Counter is located near the historic Cayucos Pier. Stop in for a selection of new and classic candies including Jelly Belly, Whistle Pops, taffy, truffles and more. They also have ice cream and gelato that will leave you wanting more – or check out their coffee bar for house-made favorites. More Details
Bijou Bakery is open on Saturdays and Sundays at the Cass House in Cayucos. We are available for  special orders Wednesday- Sunday and for special events. Jeniece Grimshaw, owner and operator of Bijou Bakery, is a classically trained pastry chef with a Californian approach fused with French technique. Before opening Bijou, she loved working as […] 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. For those of you who prefer to sip on something else, they also have a curated selection of organic teas, all hand-crafted […] More Details
Come to Ocean Front Pizza for some of the best slices in San Luis Obispo County! 


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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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