Known as the "Last of the California Beach Towns," Cayucos is a seashore wonderland on the Central Coast offering respite from the inland ills of the modern age.
Located just off of Highway 1, and equidistant from San Francisco and Los Angeles, this small town with a big beach is more than just the perfect stopover. Rich seabeds, awesome waves, and a vibrant history make Cayucos a primary destination for anglers, surfers, history enthusiasts, and anyone with a longing to relax inside a gorgeous landscape. And, our Cayucos vacation rentals will put you in the center of it all.
Things to do in Cayucos, CA
Located between Morro Bay and Cambria, the rich environment of Cayucos means there are tons of opportunities for outdoor recreation, especially in and around Cayucos State Beach. Fishing off the open portions of the legendary pier is a treat. There are also plenty of touring and boat options for deep sea and kayak fishing. Biking, horseback riding, golfing...even skating in one of the four nearby skate parks, are all popular activities.
Both expert and newbie hikers will love the rugged terrain available for exploring here. Montaña de Oro State Park, with its infamous 661-foot volcanic peak named Black Hill, offers both easy and challenging routes. The California Coastal Trail and the grasslands of the Estero Bluffs also provide lush and rugged paths that dip in and out of ravines, weaving through some of the most bountiful land that California has to offer.
With its legendary fishing comes fantastic local restaurants! Spots like the Schooner's Wharf offer indoor and outdoor dining by the sea (though you'll feel like you are sailing away on the sea)! Foodies will love the Historic Cass House Inn and Restaurant, which prepares its award-winning dishes with all locally sourced ingredients. Of course, there are plenty of places to score dreamy seafood chowder and other delicacies of the sea. Wine lovers will want to be sure to book a tour of the peerless Central Coast wineries. Be sure to bring a bottle back to your Cayucos rental home!
Day trips from Cayucos, CA
Cayucos is in the middle of a cornucopia of things to do on the Central Coast! In addition to being halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, it is within a day's drive from many small towns and attractions. The Piedras Blancas Rookery on Highway 1 is home to elephant seals and a total of 15,000 marine animals. Cayucos is only about 20 miles from Hearst Castle in San Simeon. William Randolph Hearst's former estate is one of the only "castles" in the United States and is now a historical monument offering daily tours that often include a ticket to a movie about the history of the estate, to be viewed at the Hearst Castle Theater.
San Luis Obispo County boasts with many parks, campgrounds, a Monarch butterfly grove, and many other charming small towns. Cayucos is only an 18-mile drive from the "happiest town in America," San Luis Obispo, which features the eccentrically gorgeous Madonna Inn. Cayucos is also only 30 miles from Pismo Beach, and 33 miles from Grover Beach, both of which offer wonderful recreation opportunities.
Plan a trip to a rugged utopia free of everyday troubles; we have the perfect Cayucos vacation rental waiting for you!