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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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On the Beach Bed & Breakfast is a quaint, beachfront spot in Cayucos, California, perfect for a couples getaway retreat. More Details
Shoreline Inn…on the Beach is the only beachfront hotel in Cayucos, California. Along Highway 1 is this family owned lodging on the sand. More Details
Make this Pacific Paradise your own with a stay at this ocean view Cayucos vacation rental along Highway 1. More Details
Ocean View Suite is one of a trio of luxury, ocean view vacation rentals in beautiful Cayucos, California. Rent 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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Dec
3
Harmony Christmas Market
December 03, 2022
From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Harmony
Shop and support local businesses for the holidays this year by purchasing gifts from a variety of vendors.
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Dec
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Cayucos Christmas Tree Lighting and arrival of Santa
December 04, 2022
From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cayucos
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony includes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus!
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Dec
10
Cayucos Christmas Open House
December 10, 2022
From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cayucos
Ring in the holidays by finding that special something for everyone on your shopping list.
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Where to Eat in Cayucos

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Jeniece Grimshaw, owner and operator of Bijou Bakery, is a classically trained pastry chef with a Californian approach fused with French technique. More Details
Located in picturesque Cayucos, Calfifornia, Schooners has been offering guests an unforgettable dining experience for over twenty years. More Details
Come to Ocean Front Pizza for some of the best slices in San Luis Obispo County! 


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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. More Details
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