Cayucos
Travel Guide

Snap photos of the jagged cliffs of Estero Bay in this charming town known for its pristine beach and intriguing indigenous past.

The large beach town of Cayucos is a scenic haven for vacationers on California’s western coast. Overlooking the picturesque Estero Bay on the Pacific Ocean, the resort provides plenty of fresh air and a serene atmosphere. Enjoy views of the undulating, mossy mountains that rise beyond the town skyline.

Among the highlights is the Cayucos State Beach just south of Cayucos Creek. Stroll along the main pier for excellent views of the bay. At the foot of the pier is a statue of a dolphin; spot its real-life counterparts along this Central Coast region year-round. Go swimming and surfing on typical warm summer days and bring layers for occasional strong winds. Take lessons and rent gear from the surf shops near the beach.

Trek along the coastal trails to keep warm on mild winter days. Stay until dusk to see the sun descend beyond the landscape. The beach is part of a state park covering 16 acres (6.5 hectares) of stunning coastal terrain.

Behind the main stretch of sand is the historic Cass House, where Cayucos founder Captain James Cass resided. Admire the elegant terraces and well-kept lawn of this renovated home.

Archeological excavations have revealed that the Chumash peoples inhabited the area thousands of years ago. Embark on a trip to Morro Creek to see one of their main former settlements. Continue south down the coast to Morro Bay for its scenic beaches and charming town center. It is said that indigenous practices were centered on the glorious Morro Rock, where seals and rare falcons now gather.

The town is north of Santa Maria and Santa Barbara in the northwestern part of Southern California. Fly to the small San Luis Obispo Airport in its namesake county and drive north for 24 miles (38 kilometers) to get here. Move around the town by bus or walk in the small town center.

Cayucos is a hub of relaxation with marvelous beaches and ocean views.

Cayucos Beach Inn
Cayucos Beach Inn
2.5 out of 5
333 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA
The price is $125 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in the heart of Cayucos, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paul Andrew Park and Cayucos State Beach. Estero Bay and Cayucos Pier are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)

"Wonderful room! Quiet and comfortable great location"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Cayucos Beach Inn
Beachwalker Inn and Suites
Beachwalker Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
501 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $89 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paul Andrew Park and Cayucos State Beach. Estero Bay and Cayucos Pier are also within 15 ...

3.6/5Good! (605 reviews)

"Nice, clean place in Cayucos. They are updating the rooms and exterior. Looks great"…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Beachwalker Inn and Suites
Cayucos Sunset Inn Bed and Breakfast
Cayucos Sunset Inn Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
95 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA
The price is $173 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Offering direct access to the beach, this Cayucos bed & breakfast is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Cayucos State Beach and Cayucos Pier. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"I liked the freshly baked cookies when we got to the room and breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Cayucos Sunset Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Cottage By The Sea At Cayucos Where Serenity is Found,
Cottage By The Sea At Cayucos Where Serenity is Found,
Cayucos, CA

Situated in Cayucos, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Estero Bay and Cayucos State Beach. Paul Andrew Park and Cayucos Pier are also within 1 mi (2 ...

5/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Weekend away

"Great cottage with a great location!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Cottage By The Sea At Cayucos Where Serenity is Found,
Comfy Cayucos Ocean View Home, w/ Hot Tub--just Steps to Beach
Comfy Cayucos Ocean View Home, w/ Hot Tub--just Steps to Beach
Cayucos, CA

This family-friendly Cayucos vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Estero Bay and Cayucos State Beach. Paul Andrew Park and Cayucos Pier are also within ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Nice

"Was a very good time. The house had everything we needed for all our kids and the hot tub was so much fun."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Comfy Cayucos Ocean View Home, w/ Hot Tub--just Steps to Beach
One-bedroom Apartment
One-bedroom Apartment
4 out of 5
1274 Pacific Ave , Unit C, Cayucos, CA

Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Estero Bay and Cayucos State Beach. Paul Andrew Park and Cayucos Pier are also within ...

One-bedroom Apartment
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.

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