Coming from the Native American word for “kayak,” Cayucos may be the best-kept secret in The Land of SLO CAL. Even the local crustaceans like to keep things low-key in the nearby tide pools. But fans of this beach town aren’t shy about one thing — sharing their love for the community, its carefree attitude, and adventurous spirit. They’ll start by pointing out all the vantage points to take in the epic sunsets. The most popular spot being the historic pier, built way back in 1872. The locals here are equally proud of their present — the old boardwalk is now dotted with charming new boutiques, trendy shops, dining hot spots and eclectic antique stores. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you to check out the pooch-friendly beaches and world-class surf breaks. They’ll even guide you to the many biking, hiking and equine trails weaving through the nearby hills. Cayucos is right off Highway 1, nestled between Morro Bay and Cambria. If you hit Hearst Castle, turn around. You don’t want to miss this charming seaside town.

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