Hey #Jetsetters we may have found The Coolest California Beach Town! The beach town of Cayucos
Roam around the Coolest California Beach Town! Take the plunge into the classic beach town of Cayucos along the iconic CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in Coastal San Luis Obispo County midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Enjoy miles of pet-friendly beach, surfing, kayaking, strolling the historic pier and getting up close and personal with sea life (think adorable sea otters). With plenty of family-owned restaurants, wineries, and local artisan goods, there's so much for you to enjoy, especially a fall, mid-week getaway to Cayucos.
Voted "the coolest small town in America" in 2009, Cayucos by the Sea is a surprising gem of a town that appears like magic out of the misty fog. Cayucos is truly an authentic California beach town with a long stretch of white sandy beach, the sun more often than fog, a free public fishing pier, a historic saloon, and a quaint old-fashioned main street. Television personality Huell Howser selected Cayucos for an episode of his show, California's Gold, and filmed most of it strolling up the center of Ocean Avenue, marveling at its un-crowded yet ultra-desirable qualities.
Win a Must-See Cayucos Getaway
Immerse yourself in Cayucos by entering to win the Must-See Getaway Contest. It's easy. Just fill out this form and you could be selected to win two-night lodging at one of the town's quaint hotels, wine tasting at Cayucos Cellars, dining and a private kayak tour for two.
Unscathed by the big developers, the population of Cayucos is about 3,000. Despite its small size, Cayucos has an eating establishment to meet everyone's palate, from a chowder house to five-star dining. You'll also find fabulous antique stores, surf shops with handcrafted boards, and locally owned gift stores.
For children, there are three play areas designed just for them including, picnic tables, barbecues, and a paid lifeguard during the summer. There's even a freshwater swimming pool in the summer near Hardie Park and two lighted tennis courts, located a short walk away from the pier. Grownups looking for a bit of "spice" will find that "in spades" if you'll forgive the pun, at The Old Cayucos Tavern, a historic bar with card-playing rooms, pool tables, dancing, and some of the best live music around.
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