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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Dec
16
Adventures with Nature
December 03 to December 30, 2019
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Jan
1
Polar Bear Ocean Dip
January 01, 2020
Cayucos
The annual Polar Bear Dip in Cayucos is a local favorite and not to be missed!
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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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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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Here's where you'll find Owner & Chef, "Smoker Jim" Ruddell's unique, savory, and indescribably delicious smoked foods. More Details
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Come to Skipper's Family Restaurant for excellent seafood at a reasonable price.
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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
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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
One of the few magic places left where time moves slowly, and you're expected to also. A guaranteed easy remedy for the fast lane. More Details
Clean lines and lots of windows make this contemporary Cayucos vacation home a delight for up to four guests! More Details
This one-of-a-kind oceanfront home includes a ocean-facing disappearing glass wall to the patio with new steps down to the beach. state-of-the-art surround sound entertainment/home control system and more. 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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