is located on the Central Coast of California. Its first residents
were the Chumash and the Aleuts. Sharon Lewis Dickerson in her
guide Making the Most of San Luis Obispo Country describes
Cayucos as part of an 8,845 acre land grant established in 1842,
and owned by Cayucos and Moro.
goes on to say that in 1870's Captain James Cass settled in
Cayucos, and established a seaport. The seaport thrived by shipping
cattle, dairy, and other farm products. The Cass House still
stands on Ocean Street today.
retains the flavor of the Old West. Many antique shops line
its streets. Its main street has the saloon that is reminiscent
of the American Frontier.
is usually less crowded than Pismo Beach, and it is ideal for
families. Surf boards and kayaks are for rent. The Fourth of
July parade and the fire works from the pier is a yearly event.
many motels waiting to accommodate the Central Coast visitors.
Small, affordable restaurants, most with a distinctly country
atmosphere, are easily found.
be better than to surf beside the Cayucos pier, or take an evening
stroll over its uneven planks to pier's end to watch the sun
town of Cayucos really began in 1875 when a San Luis Obispo
County developer divided the rancho into town lots.
With the coming of the Southern Pacific Railroad Cayucos shipping
came to an end. Today Cayucos is a quiet seaside town.
and visitors, alike, can reflect on the history of Cayucos beginning
with the Spanish rancho owners', Martin Olivera Moro and Vecente
much history has this little town seen? Come for the adventure
of this seaside community.
facts are from Sharon Lewis Dickerson. Making the Most of
San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo, CA: EZ Nature Books,