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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Come experience the true meaning of indulgence at the AAA-rated Four Diamond Cayucos Sunset Inn. More Details
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
This extremely clean and light-filled house couldn’t be more fun and filled with whatever you might need to make your stay in beautiful Cayucos more perfect. More Details
The 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom oceanfront vacation rental offers an open floor plan with great views! More Details
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Events in Cayucos

Plan your next roadtrip to Cayucos around events and happenings.

Oct
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Open Studios Art Tour
October 09 to October 17, 2021
San Luis Obispo County
Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process.
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1
Polar Bear Ocean Dip
January 01, 2022
Cayucos
The annual Polar Bear Dip in Cayucos is a local favorite and not to be missed!
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Mar
11
Cayucos Sea Glass Festival
March 11 to March 13, 2022
Cayucos
Whether a sea glass fan or someone looking to learn about this worldwide hobby, the festival has something for everyone.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Not just a specialty coffee shop set back in a lush garden ambiance, Luna offers specialty cakes and desserts that will have you over the moon! More Details
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. More Details
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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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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