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
22
Open Studios Virtual Art Tour
September 22 to December 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The popular Open Studios Art Tour goes virtual for 2020. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with old favorites and find new ones.
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Sep
25
Eroica Vintage Bicycle Ride
September 25 to September 27, 2020
Cambria
This event has been cancelled.
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Oct
6
Central Coast Arthritis Bike Classic
October 06 to October 08, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The ride takes place from October 6-7, 2020 and is expected to raise over $1 million dollars.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Come to Ocean Front Pizza for some of the best slices in San Luis Obispo County! 


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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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Lunada Garden Bistro is located in the historic Way Station, a property that dates back to the founding of Cayucos. More Details
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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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The Cypress Tree Motel is a classic motor court located in a tiny beach town 20 miles north of San Luis Obispo. Just as Cayucos has retained the nostalgic flavor of a slower, less complicated era, we have attempted to do the same with the Cypress Tree Motel. It has been lovingly restored to provide […] More Details
Cayucos Shoreline Inn…on the beach is the only motel situated on the beach between Monterey and Pismo Beach More Details

Cozy, early Cayucos charm just a 1/2 block to the beach.

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We are located in Cayucos, CA and offer many vacation beach rentals. We look forward to serving you! 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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