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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Estero Bluffs Clean-Up
September 19, 2020
Cayucos
Once a year the CLC hosts the Estero Bluff Clean-Up for locals and visitors during the California Coastal Clean-Up day
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Eroica Vintage Bicycle Ride
September 25 to September 27, 2020
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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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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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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Come to Skipper's Family Restaurant for excellent seafood at a reasonable price.
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Visit our ocean view Wine Bar and Bistro nestled in beautiful Cayucos by the sea in the heart of California's "Wine Coast Country!"  More Details
A unique restaurant in Cayucos, featuring Mexican and Italian food.   More Details
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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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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
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
This clean and comfortable Cayucos 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 story home has ocean views and is walking distance to the sand and beach.  More Details
This oceanfront property features a nice deck with patio set so you can enjoy a meal overlooking the ocean. More Details
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