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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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The Cayucos Motel is a beautiful, affordable and comfortable lodging choice. This Highway 1 destination is conveniently located downtown. More Details
The Seaside Motel in Cayucos, California is the perfect overnight stop for your Highway 1 road trip. More Details
The Windows & Views vacation rental is a classic, oceanfront Cayucos home with an ocean-facing deck and direct beach access. More Details
A Luxury Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views can all be yours during a trip to this Cayucos, California vacation rental. More Details
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Events in Cayucos

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Nature Nights at the SLO Botanical Garden
November 11, 2022 to January 08, 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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Cayucos Christmas Open House
December 10, 2022
From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ring in the holidays by finding that special something for everyone on your shopping list.
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Birds and Botany Walk at SLO Botanical Garden
December 22, 2022
From: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
San Luis Obispo
Discover relationships between bird and plant species.
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Polar Bear Ocean Dip
January 01, 2023
The annual Polar Bear Dip in Cayucos is a local favorite and not to be missed!
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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
A unique restaurant in Cayucos, featuring Mexican and Italian food.   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
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