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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.
where To Stay in Cayucos
Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Cayucos.
Custom Beach HouseCustom Beach HouseCayucos
This Custom Beach House vacation rental in Cayucos is a modern, split level home across from the Pacific Ocean.
Ocean View SuiteOcean View SuiteCayucos
Ocean View Suite is one of a trio of luxury, ocean view vacation rentals in beautiful Cayucos, California. Rent
Cayucos MotelCayucos MotelCayucos
The Cayucos Motel is a beautiful, affordable and comfortable lodging choice. This Highway 1 destination is conveniently located downtown.
Exclusive Oceanfront Cayucos Loft
The Exclusive Oceanfront Cayucos Loft vacation rental has amazing views of the Cayucos shoreline and sunsets.
Cayucos travel videos
events in Cayucos
Plan your next roadtrip to Cayucos around events and happenings.
Estero Bluffs Clean-UpEstero Bluffs Clean-UpCayucosSeptember 23, 2023
Once a year the CLC hosts the Estero Bluff Clean-Up for locals and visitors during the California Coastal Clean-Up day
Sea Pines Fall Concert SeriesSea Pines Fall Concert SeriesLos OsosSeptember 09 to October 29, 20232:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sea Pines Golf Resort invites you to their Fall Concert Series in beautiful Los Osos. Enjoy live music on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season.
Sea Otter Awareness WeekSea Otter Awareness WeekSeptember 24 to September 30, 2023
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week with a series of virtual and educational events.
Live Music at Oceanpoint RanchLive Music at Oceanpoint RanchCambriaJuly 19 to December 27, 20236:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for live music from local musicians on Wednesday nights.
Can’t Miss activities in Cayucos
Make sure to experience these activities in Cayucos. You won’t be disappointed!
4th of July in Cayucos4th of July in CayucosCayucos
Cayucos has perfected its patriotic festivities over the course of several decades. Visitors even plan their year around the 4th of July in Cayucos, to connect with friends who do the same, year after year.
Hiking in CayucosHiking in CayucosCayucos
Sweeping coastal views and a temperate climate make hiking the trails in and around Cayucos a must-do. Ready to hit the trail?
travel articles about Cayucos
Read about why Cayucos is the perfect California Highway 1 road trip for those seeking a special California beach town experience.
Cayucos CyclingCayucos CyclingCayucos
Montaña de Oro has some of the best mountain biking on the central coast, with multiple trails ranging from beginner to expert.
Cayucos Farmers MarketCayucos Farmers MarketCayucos
Friday Morning Market next to the beach
Central Coast Polar Bear DipsCentral Coast Polar Bear DipsCayucos
The SLO CAL stretch of Highway 1 boasts two “polar bear dips” on the first day of the year, both of which are beloved traditions.
Seaweed Foraging ToursSeaweed Foraging ToursCayucos
This is an intimate and educational experience that is always family friendly.
where to eat in Cayucos
Check out all the restaurants and good eats in Cayucos.
Cayucos Candy CounterCayucos Candy CounterCayucos
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.
Ocean Front PizzaOcean Front PizzaCayucos
Come to Ocean Front Pizza for some of the best slices in San Luis Obispo County!
Hidden KitchenHidden KitchenCayucos
The Hidden Kitchen is a 100% gluten free cafe featuring all-organic and locally sourced fare.
Honey Girl CafeHoney Girl CafeCayucos
A small beachside Cafe in Cayucos named after their Kupunawahine, Honey Girl. Stop in to this tucked away hideout for breakfast or lunch, seven days a week. Local favorites include their fresh sandwiches, Mexican mocha, acai bowls and mango smoothies.
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