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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Events in Cayucos

Plan your next roadtrip to Cayucos around events and happenings.

Aug
22
Adventures with Nature
July 04 to August 31, 2019
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Sep
21
Estero Bluffs Clean-Up
September 21, 2019
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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Oct
12
Open Studios Tour
October 12 to October 20, 2019
San Luis Obispo (County)

ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT) is one of the largest Open Studios in the country, with over 200 artists participating annually by opening their studios for visitors to tour

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Nov
2
Cayucos Classic Car Show
November 02, 2019
Cayucos
 Come check out the rods and riders while enjoying some amazing beach weather.

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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
Come to Ocean Front Pizza for some of the best slices in San Luis Obispo County! 


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Featured in the New York Times, this sister-owned cookie company is nationally known for its signature sea salt cookie More Details
Come to Skipper's Family Restaurant for excellent seafood at a reasonable price.
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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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

This oceanfront property features a nice deck with patio set so you can enjoy a meal overlooking the ocean. More Details
This immaculate ocean-front home has a private stairway to one of the most beautiful beaches in California.  More Details
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
This home has both a living room with beautiful ocean views and family room with a fireplace and access to a private back yard. 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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