Cayucos State Beach

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Known for its old wooden fishing pier, this lovely beach is the heart of the traditional town. Come here for a delightful family day out.

Cayucos State Beach stretches in front of the charming town of Cayucos. With its spacious strip of perfect white sand and its historic wooden fishing pier jutting out into the rolling surf, the beach provides a pleasant oceanside outing. Wade into the chilly waters, go rock-pooling, try surfing and amble along the pier for spectacular coastal views.

The little beach town of Cayucos is fronted by its very own beach. The town itself is steeped in history, with many old Western-style buildings housing antique shops. One of the most impressive historic structures is Cass Wharf, the charming old fishing pier built by Captain James Cass in 1875. Grab a rod and cast a line from here fishing is permitted day and night without a license. As you wait for a fish to bite, admire the views across the town, the rolling hills and far along the coastline.

Back on the beach, kick off your shoes, dig your toes in the sand and, if you can brave the chilly waters, wade in for a refreshing time. The beach is popular with surfers and a great place to try to ride the Pacific waves. Swimming, diving and kayaking are also popular sports here. Alternatively, paddle in Cayucos Creek, which often flows across the sand just north of the pier During the summer, lifeguards are stationed here, ensuring beachgoers are kept safe.

Enjoy a family day out on Cayucos State Beach. Take a picnic and make use of the picnic tables, barbecues and children’s play area. After eating, spend a few hours searching the tide pools for fascinating sea creatures.

Cayucos State Beach spans the length of the town and can be accessed via the highway. Pay to park along Ocean Front Avenue or Ocean Avenue. The beach has plentiful facilities including restrooms. While here, indulge in an old-fashioned ice cream from one of the parlors or enjoy a seafood meal in a quaint sea-facing restaurant.

Top Hotels Close to Cayucos State Beach

Beachwalker Inn and Suites
Beachwalker Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
501 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA, 93430
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The price is $114 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this hotel in Cayucos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a library. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (764 reviews)
"OK budget property"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Beachwalker Inn and Suites
Cayucos Beach Inn
Cayucos Beach Inn
2.5 out of 5
333 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA, 93430
The price is $149 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cayucos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"This was our 5th time staying here. As usual, it was a great experience. Clean facility and room. Friendly staff. Will definitely come back again."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Cayucos Beach Inn
Cayucos Sunset Inn B&B
Cayucos Sunset Inn B&B
3.5 out of 5
95 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA, 93430
The price is $258 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this 3.5-star beach B&B in Cayucos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (75 reviews)
"The staff was so friendly. The breakfast each morning was amazing. Cookies and milk every night the best. I'm definitely looking forward to going back."

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Cayucos Sunset Inn B&B
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Best Lodging Options Near Cayucos State Beach

Beachwalker Inn and Suites
Beachwalker Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
501 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA, 93430
The price is $114 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Beachwalker Inn and Suites
Cayucos Beach Inn
Cayucos Beach Inn
2.5 out of 5
333 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA, 93430
The price is $149 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Cayucos Beach Inn
Cayucos Sunset Inn B&B
Cayucos Sunset Inn B&B
3.5 out of 5
95 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA, 93430
The price is $258 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Cayucos Sunset Inn B&B
Central Coast Inn
Central Coast Inn
2 out of 5
25 S Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA, 93430
The price is $114 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Central Coast Inn
On The Beach Bed & Breakfast
On The Beach Bed & Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
181 North Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA, 93430
The price is $279 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
On The Beach Bed & Breakfast
Oceanfront Condo Escape w/ Grill, Walk to Beach!
Oceanfront Condo Escape w/ Grill, Walk to Beach!
Cayucos, CA
Oceanfront Condo Escape w/ Grill, Walk to Beach!
Perfectly Appointed Condo in the heart of Cayucos
Perfectly Appointed Condo in the heart of Cayucos
Cayucos, CA
Perfectly Appointed Condo in the heart of Cayucos
Pier View Suites
Pier View Suites
3.5 out of 5
12 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA, 93430
Pier View Suites
Charming Cayucos main-floor duplex with WiFi - walk to town & beach
Charming Cayucos main-floor duplex with WiFi - walk to town & beach
Cayucos, CA
Charming Cayucos main-floor duplex with WiFi - walk to town & beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.