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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Just one block from one of Central California's most uncrowded beaches on Estero Bay, Cayucos Beach Inn is a quiet respite halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. More Details
Come experience the true meaning of indulgence at the AAA-rated Four Diamond Cayucos Sunset Inn. More Details
Spacious two story, ocean front Cayucos vacation rental home with upstairs glassed in deck and private stairs to the beach. More Details
Come to Cayucos and settle into this beautifully appointed creekside home nestled in the trees for a low-key, sun-filled getaway. More Details
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Events in Cayucos

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Feb
24
BlendFest on the Coast
February 24 to February 26, 2022
Cambria
Visitors to the coastal Highway 1 towns of Cambria and San Simeon have an opportunity to participate in this popular event that focuses on blending wines from nearby Paso Robles. 
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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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Mar
12
Spartan Ultra Weekend
March 12 to March 13, 2022
Santa Margarita
Spartan Trail, scheduled to be held in San Luis Obispo County at Santa Margarita Ranch, is a trail race with distances of 10k, 10k Night Run, Half Marathon and 50k.
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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
The Hidden Kitchen is a 100% gluten free cafe featuring all-organic and locally sourced fare. 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
Fabulous Italian cuisine paired with yummy Central Coast and rare find wines 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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