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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.
Steps to the BeachSteps to the BeachCayucos
Be Steps to the Beach on your California vacation to this large Cayucos rental house near Highway 1.
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Cayucos StugaCayucos StugaCayucos
This Cayucos Stuga, Swedish for vacation home, is an ideal getaway retreat situated along Highway 1 on the Central Coast.
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Cayucos travel videos
events in Cayucos
Plan your next roadtrip to Cayucos around events and happenings.
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate ChangeBeauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate ChangeMorro BayMarch 24 to September 17, 202310:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change features over 52 color photographs of wildflowers representing seven of California’s regions
Barefoot Concerts on the GreenBarefoot Concerts on the GreenLos OsosApril 22 to June 24, 20232:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for live music, barefoot dancing on the putting green, connecting with friends and family
Live Music on the Patio at Sea PinesLive Music on the Patio at Sea PinesLos OsosApril 23 to June 25, 202311:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Live Music on the Patio every Sunday from 11am-1pm at The Clubhouse Grill at Sea Pines Golf Resort.
Festival MozaicFestival MozaicSan Luis Obispo CountyJuly 22 to July 30, 2023
The Festival Mozaic summer concert series takes place every summer throughout the county.
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.
Cafe Della ViaCafe Della ViaCayucos
Fabulous Italian cuisine paired with yummy Central Coast and rare find wines
Cayucos CoffeeCayucos CoffeeCayucos
Cayucos Coffee is passionate about good coffee and love supporting their community, which is why they’re stoked to serve local Jobella Coffee, a small batch, organic, local roasting company based out of Atascadero.
Cayucos Sausage CompanyCayucos Sausage CompanyCayucos
In addition to quality deli sandwiches and meats, they have a wide selection of rotisserie and barbecue cooked foods available for takeout.
Beach BumsBeach BumsCayucos
Life is great here in Cayucos and Beach Bums invites you to have fun, relax, and rejuvenate your soul.
connect With Cayucos
Official travel map and social media for Cayucos.
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