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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Welcome by Pastor Dale, Christmas carols, refreshments. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their lovely Victorian home. Santa & Mrs. Claus will also be in their home taking visitors on Friday, December 13th, 5-7pm and Saturday, December 14th, 5-7:30pm. For more information, go to https://www.cayucoschamber.com/christmas-in-cayucos or call Laila at (805)748-2950.
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SLO County Restaurant Month
January 02 to January 31, 2020
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SLO County Restaurant Month celebrates the culinary talents and local cuisine of more than 40 area restaurants.
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Antique Street Faire
October 20, 2019 to May 03, 2020
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Take a stroll among the many vendors selling antiques, homemade products, flea market items, clothing, jewelry and more.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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A unique restaurant in Cayucos, featuring Mexican and Italian food.   More Details
Lunada Garden Bistro is located in the historic Way Station, a property that dates back to the founding of Cayucos. More Details
Featured in the New York Times, this sister-owned cookie company is nationally known for its signature sea salt cookie More Details
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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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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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
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
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Enjoy a week or month relaxing as you look out at the ocean or sip a glass of wine while you barbeque a couple of steaks, on the balcony watching the surfers. More Details
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