Cayucos meets the requirements of a true beach town, quiet, inviting, warm and friendly. Here folks find themselves slowing down to take the time to smell the roses, ocean air and fragrant aromas of local cooking as they waft up and down Main Street.
Cayucos Main Street is where all the action takes place. Like the town it is sized just right were visitors and locals can accomplish all their daily tasks on foot. In the past cowboys, shop keepers and residents would tie up their horse once, visit the saloon then go about their business. Today that saloon is still the best place for a red eye, or any of the modern drinks too!
If antiques are your passion then Cayucos is the place you want to start. Cayucos has earned the distinction as the number one destination on the central coast for antique shoppers. Antique shoppers will discover Cayucos is home to some of the best antique and collectable shopping in the area. In addition to many antique and gift stores, Cayucos hosts several antique and collectible street fairs throughout the year.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of activities. Rent a sea kayak for the afternoon, try your hand at surfing or boogie boarding, fish off the pier, explore the tide pools, or just enjoy a swim on Cayucos’ sandy beach. Nearby, Morro Bay, Montana De Oro, and San Simeon State Parks offer great hiking, and beautiful sight seeing.
The town of Cayucos was born from the Spanish Land Grant days and was part of the Morro y Cayucos Rancho. Surveyed in 1875, the original town was developed by Captain James Cass who built the original wharf, store, and warehouse that provided for commerce throughout the coastal communities. Cayucos enjoyed a colorful youth with gamblers and rum runners frequenting the Cayucos Tavern – a local favorite to this day.
Cayucos is an ideal location from which to view many of the Central Coast’s fantastic attractions. Spectacular Hearst Castle, one of the former homes of media mogul William Randolph Hearst, is less than an hour’s drive away in San Simeon. The Paso Robles wine region produces some of California’s best wines. Spend an afternoon wine tasting and enjoying the scenic vineyards of this area.
Best of all, Cayucos is a great place to slow down, relax, and enjoy life the way it is meant to be. Everything is an easy walk or fun bicycle ride.
San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos
|»||Winter :: sunny days, clear nights
High 61, low 40
|»||Spring :: Breezy days, cool nights
High 63, low 48
|»||Summer :: foggy mornings and nights
High 67, low 54
|»||Fall :: gentle days, cool nights
High 71, low 49