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Last of the California Beach Towns
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Dolphin Statue of the foot of Cayucos Pier

"The small surf town of Cayucos has remained miraculously immune to over-development for decades, despite its great wines to the east and white sandy beaches to the west."
—Sunset Magazine 2009

Cayucos is located just off Highway One, between Morro Bay and Cambria, and only 30 minutes from Hearst Castle. It is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and about 3 hours driving time from the San Joaquin Valley. Because of the mild seasons, cool but sunny summers, and sunny, mild winters, Cayucos an ideal resort for summer and winter vacations.

Cass’ Wharf is a “Free Public Fishing Pier” for rock fishing while surf fishing can be enjoyed all around Estero Bay. The quiet waters make it a haven for skin diving, swimming, surfing and sea kayaking . In summer a paid lifeguard is on duty and boasts of an excellent safety record. Rockhounds and driftwood gatherers have miles of shoreline for collecting. Deep sea fishing boats for sport fishing sail regularly out of Morro Bay, to the South, and to the North at San Simeon.

Cayucos Beach has clean white sand for sunbathers and a “children's own” play area. Picnic tables and barbecues are accessible and parking is plentiful. Everything is close to shops and restaurants for supplies, good food and service.

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Beach swing set and jungle gym

Hardie Park is a short walk from the pier where a fresh water swimming pool is open and available to the public all summer. In the park, visitors will find year-round tennis courts, picnic tables barbecue pits and a playground. Championship golf is just 5 miles away and there are 8 challenging golf courses within a 50 minute drive.

The mild moderate climate is ideal for people seeking health and vigor. A stroll about town will enable the visitor to savor the Swiss-Italian and Portuguese flavor of the old buildings and to "drop in" on the many fine restaurants, antique shops, candy and ice cream stores and gift shops. Life is enriched by excellent schools, churches, fraternal and service clubs. Enjoy the proximity to Cuesta Community college and Cal Poly University and the proliferation of movie screens, live theater, concerts: jazz, contemporary and classical. The Arts, all of them, are represented in the community life.

Medical offices are just 6 miles away and hospitals a quick 18 miles. Local EMT services are excellent.

Cayucos, has over one hundred fifty motel rooms, many weekend and vacation housekeeping rentals and the ambiance to make a stay of any length a pleasure.

Those were the days: Cayucos in the '60s
Fishing, surfing, and hanging out at the Restroom
Dave Stevens, The New Times
October 8-15, 2009 » read article

Kick back in Cayucos, California beach town
Christine Delsol, Special to The Chronicle
Sunday, January 4, 2009 » read article

Cass House Inn and Restaurant
Christine Delsol, Special to The Chronicle
March 12, 2009 » read article

Honorable mentions on the California to-do list
From Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
November 18, 2007 » read article

The beach can be magical (and it's closer than Banff)
By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2004 » read article

Innovative fisheries are reviving California's treasure, the incomparable abalone.
By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 16, 2004 » read article

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