Cayucos is one of California's last original beach towns. Situated just twenty minutes north of San Luis Obispo on Scenic Highway One, Cayucos offers a relaxed atmosphere with wonderful unspoiled beaches, a popular beachside boardwalk and a pier for fishing and enjoying the sunsets. San Luis Obispo county is located on the California Central Coast and is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco - about 250 miles either way - about 4 - 5 hours driving time on State Highway 101 - depending on traffic.
Don't miss the Cayucos Cellars Zinfest Celebrations on March 16 & 18. ZINFEST KICKOFF PARTY benefitting the Morro Bay Community Pool Foundation. Featuring vertical tastings of our Zinfandels, with catering by Los Robles. Live music by The Lenny Blue Trio. Learn More.
The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport serves areas as far north as Southern Monterey County and as far south as Northern Santa Barbara County. The airport offers convenient access to and from the Central Coast. Residents and visitors have the choice of four commercial airlines with flights to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. The airport is also home to full service general aviation and corporate facilities.
San Luis Obispo County Air Service providers include U S Airways - (800) 235-9292 and United Express (800) 864-8331.
Amtrak offers daily service in the City of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles in North San Luis Obispo County. Amtrak may be contacted at 800-872-7245.
Greyhound Bus Service offers bus stops within all San Luis Obispo County cities and may be contacted at 800-231-2222. Local bus services are handled county wide by Central Coast Area Transit which may be reached at 805-541-2228.
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 thruout the coastal communities. Cayucos enjoyed a colorful youth with gamblers and rum runners frequenting the Cayucos Tavern - a local favorite to this day. The Chumash Indians were the original inhabitants of most of the region now claimed by San Luis Obispo. The Chumash of this region call themselves the Stishni, and spoke a Chumashan language quite distinct from all the other Chumashan speakers who lived to the south and east. The most famous invention of the Chumash was the plank canoe, called a tomol or Cayuco.
Cayucos enjoys mild climate year round. Temperatures range from 45F to 75F thru the winter with many clear beautiful beach days approaching 80F. Summer temperatures range from 55F to 80F in the summer with occasional foggy mornings in August and September. Rain averages 10 to sometimes 20 inches per year from September thru March.