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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Open Studios Virtual Art Tour
September 22 to December 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The popular Open Studios Art Tour goes virtual for 2020. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with old favorites and find new ones.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Cayucos Coffee is passionate about good coffee and love supporting their community, which is why they’re stoked to serve local Jobella Coffee, a small batch, organic, local roasting company based out of Atascadero. For those of you who prefer to sip on something else, they also have a curated selection of organic teas, all hand-crafted […] More Details
Located in picturesque Cayucos, Calfifornia, Schooners has been offering guests an unforgettable dining experience for over twenty years. 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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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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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
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
This large five bedroom house is the perfect getaway for a large family gathering or reunion, or just a bunch of friends that want to relax and have a great time.  More Details
“Sweet Suite Cayucos” is a two bedroom, 1.5 bath luxury vacation rental located in the center of beautiful Cayucos, which has been named as "the last great California beach town." More Details
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