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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

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Where to Stay in Cayucos

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With an eye for tradition and contemporary comforts, the Cass House Inn was completely restored in 2008 as an intimate, five-room boutique inn. More Details
On the Beach Bed & Breakfast is a quaint, beachfront spot in Cayucos, California, perfect for a couples getaway retreat. More Details
The Renovated, Vibrant & Lovely Home vacation rental is the perfect home base for a Central Coast vacation. More Details
Feel like you are on Top of the World at this stunning, ocean view vacation rental in Cayucos, California. More Details
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Events in Cayucos

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Garden Founder Walk and Talk
February 07 to April 04, 2023
From: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
San Luis Obispo
Have you ever wondered how the garden beds were initially prepared, what the irrigation schedule is or pretty much anything about any of the plants?
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Feb
8
Succulents Workshop
February 08, 2023
From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
San Luis Obispo
The class will teach how to create a living succulent wreath that will last throughout the season.
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Feb
9
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
February 09, 2023
San Luis Obispo
Drawing from the catalog of Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo, this creative exaltation pays homage to the complexities of self love and Black love.
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Feb
10
Nature Nights at the SLO Botanical Garden
November 11, 2022 to March 19, 2023
San Luis Obispo
The event will feature large format light projections throughout the eight-acre portion of the 150-acre Garden.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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We are pleased to provide you with the very best in service and quality, and of course our outstanding, freshly caught local seafood. More Details
Duckies is a great place to visit, relax, and enjoy the flavor of a California beach town Try Duckie's Clam Chowder!

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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. More Details
A unique restaurant in Cayucos, featuring Mexican and Italian food.   More Details
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