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This Tiny California Beach Town Is A Dream Weekend Getaway

Looking for max relaxation? Cayucos has got you covered.

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So you're looking to get away for the weekend, kick back on the beach, soak in the sun. Hawaii is too crowded, the Bahamas are too far away. Never fear, California is hiding the cutest little secret beach town of Cayucos.

This tiny little town has a cute main street, plenty of antique stores, and one Wild West-style saloon. It's at the north end of Estero Bay in San Luis Obispo County, and while other towns in the area may be shrouded in fog, Cayucos weather is almost always sunny, warm, and beautiful.

Cayucos may have just one main drag, but it has more bed and breakfasts than you can shake a stick at. Check out On the Beach to wake up right next to the ocean, Cass House for an authentic Victorian experience, and Sunset Inn for breathtaking luxury.


And did we mention that Cayucos is home to the best cookies on the planet? Oh yeah, the Brown Butter Cookie Company makes brown butter sea salt cookies that are exactly as amazing as they sound, and they offer tons of free samples at their store in Cayucos.

If you're hungry, don't miss Ruddell's Smokehouse. Locals know this tiny shack (it doesn't even have indoor seating) is the best place for a bite. Get some smoked salmon tacos. They put apple in it. Seriously.

Finally, of course, there's the beach. With miles of dunes and sandy beaches perfect for walks, sunbathing, swimming, and surfing, Cayucos couldn't be more gorgeous. Ah, I'm feeling relaxed just thinking about it.

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