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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Jan
26
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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Jan
27
Adventures with Nature
January 01 to January 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Apr
5
Cambria
The original L'Eroica was founded in Italy in 1997 to safeguard the heritage of the white roads of Tuscany and was created out of a love for cycling.
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Apr
18
Wine 4 Paws
April 18 to April 19, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
Pet loving wine drinkers can help our four-legged friends by visiting ANY of the participating wineries throughout the weekend, when a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Woods Humane Society!
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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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
The Grill at the Cass House offers a menu using selectively sourced ingredients from the bounty of the Central Coast. More Details
The Cayucos Sausage Co is a delicatessen and butcher shop in Cayucos, CA that specializes in a huge variety artisanal sausages. In addition to quality deli sandwiches and meats, they have a wide selection of rotisserie and barbecue cooked foods available. More Details
Located in picturesque Cayucos, Calfifornia, Schooners has been offering guests an unforgettable dining experience for over twenty years. More Details
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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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Welcome to Beachwalker Inn, located just two blocks from the ocean More Details
With an eye for tradition and contemporary comforts, the Cass House Inn was completely restored in 2008 as an intimate, five-room boutique inn. More Details
This spacious 2 bedroom 1 and a half bath oceanfront loft is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Cayucos with amazing ocean views. The open layout is perfect for entertaining friends and family and the home has been finished with exceptional materials. You will love the gourmet kitchen equipped with high end appliances and […] More Details
This home has both a living room with beautiful ocean views and family room with a fireplace and access to a private back yard. More Details
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Check out these other amazing places along the Highway 1 Discovery Route in San Luis Obispo County.

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