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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The Cypress Tree Motel is a classic motor court located in a tiny beach town 20 miles north of San Luis Obispo. 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
Your dream beach vacation starts by renting this beautiful beachfront home in Cayucos. More Details
This bright and oceanview Cayucos vacation rental offers a group of up to 10 the perfect home base for an unforgettable beach getaway! More Details
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Events in Cayucos

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Nov
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Spartan Ultra Weekend
November 20 to November 21, 2021
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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Jan
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Polar Bear Ocean Dip
January 01, 2022
Cayucos
The annual Polar Bear Dip in Cayucos is a local favorite and not to be missed!
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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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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Fabulous Italian cuisine paired with yummy Central Coast and rare find wines More Details
The Hidden Kitchen is a 100% gluten free cafe featuring all-organic and locally sourced fare. 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
Come to Ocean Front Pizza for some of the best slices in San Luis Obispo County! 


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More to Explore on Highway 1

Check out these other amazing places along the Highway 1 Discovery Route in San Luis Obispo County.

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