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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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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
Come experience the true meaning of indulgence at the AAA-rated Four Diamond Cayucos Sunset Inn. More Details
This home has a deck in the front of the property for soaking up the sun and a backyard with a tropical atmosphere and a small pond. More Details
This unique home is at the south end of Studio Dr. where a beautiful walking trail starts for a fabulous view along the bluffs. More Details
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Events in Cayucos

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Central Coast Arthritis Bike Classic
September 10 to September 17, 2022
San Luis Obispo County
The ride takes place each fall and aims to raise over $1 million dollars. Approximately 350 arthritis patients, families and supporters who are recruited by our staff will cycle over 525 miles raising funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation along Highway One. This event is marketed and publicized nationwide, with a focus in the […]
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Oct
8
Open Studios Art Tour
October 08 to October 16, 2022
San Luis Obispo County
Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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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
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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The Hidden Kitchen is a 100% gluten free cafe featuring all-organic and locally sourced fare. More Details
Life is great here in Cayucos and Beach Bums invites you to have fun, relax, and rejuvenate your soul. 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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