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Cayucos town and beach

San Luis Obispo, CA
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Cayucos town and beach, San Luis Obispo California


Lunch on a sunny day in Cayucos is a blissful experience! The main strip, Ocean Avenue, is sheltered from the cold sea air and it's nice to sit at one of the outdoor cafes and watch the attractive people stroll by. The funky shops and cafes are colorful against the backdrop of little hills. Try a shortbread or lemon cookie at Brown Butter Cookie Co.
After a meal, walk to the beach and enjoy the views of distant Morro Rock through the misty sea air.
There are some baby swings on the beach near the pier, and a dolphin statue. Restrooms are at the base of the pier- the sink is yucky and sprays you with everyone else's dirty water, so go at a cafe instead!
While exploring this coast, don't miss out on William Hearst Beach, where you just may see a giant Elephant Seal up close. Also, check out the Elephant Seal viewing area in San Simeon.


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The 1870s James Cass house, first house in Cayucos.
The 1870s James Cass house, first house in Cayucos.
The hills of Cayucos.
The hills of Cayucos.


Exit Highway 1 at the sign for Cayucos. The main strip is Ocean Avenue and there is plenty of parking along the road.
Brown Butter Cookie Co, 98 N. Ocean Ave, Cayucos CA 93430.

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12/01/2011 11:26
Perfect place to live

07/30/2010 10:51
you're making me want to move to Cayucos!

09/09/2009 13:50
Cayucos is a cool beach town. We stopped for breakfast and had a great time.

09/06/2009 21:55
Great food, reasonable prices.

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