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

Come experience Cayucos like the locals.

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Where to Stay in Cayucos

Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Cayucos.

Pier View Suites is the premier beach-side boutique hotel of Cayucos, a coastal community half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco known as “California’s last small beach town”. More Details
An upscale, casual and romantic beach-front hotel, located at the foot of the Cayucos Pier, a skip to the sand and surf. More Details
The ocean is just across the street and can be seen from the deck, kitchen, living room and bedroom. More Details
This oceanview home will dazzle you with views of the historic Cayucos pier and make your next trip to the Central Coast unforgettable! More Details
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Events in Cayucos

Plan your next roadtrip to Cayucos around events and happenings.

Sep
26
Natural DYEing Workshop
September 26, 2021
From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Atascadero
Join Bobbi at Irish Oaks Ranch Mercantile for a fun afternoon of sipping wine and discussing natural dyeing techniques.
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Oct
9
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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Oct
9
Cambria Harvest Festival
October 09, 2021
From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cambria
While you're out meeting the scarecrows on Saturday, October 9th, be sure to stop by the Cambria Historical Museum to enjoy the Harvest Festival.
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Oct
30
Salute to Scarecrows: Starlit Celebration of Wine & Food
October 30, 2021
From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cambria
A celebration of wine and food on Saturday, October 30th from 6pm to 8pm.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Located in picturesque Cayucos, Calfifornia, Schooners has been offering guests an unforgettable dining experience for over twenty years. More Details
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
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
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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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