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Cayucos--Where is it, what does it mean?


Cayucos, California is located on California's Central Coast between cities Morro Bay (to the south) and Cambria (to the north). It is a relatively small city and hasn't grown in the past several decades, thanks to issues such as a lack of a steady municipal water supply. Tourists absolutely love this quaint town with a downtown that looks like something out of the Old West. Slightly wind-swept, the city overlooks a bay and the big Morro Rock.


Cayucos is in San Luis Obispo County, home to attractions such as Hearst Castle, and beach destinations such as Pismo Beach. Just to the east a half an hour or so is the scenic wine country of Paso Robles wine region.


How do I get to Cayucos? Highway 1, the coastal highway accesses Cayucos. The nearest Amtrak train depot is south an hour or so in Grover Beach. The closest airport with shuttle service to Los Angeles International Airport is Santa Maria Airport, approx. 1 hour by car, or around 50 miles south in Santa Barbara County.


What does Cayucos mean?  The Spanish word "cayuco" describes a fishing canoe. It is the Spanish version of the word "kayak".  Cayucos at one time was a hospitable beach area for Aleuts who hunted for sea otter in bidarkas (kayaks). The Spanish version describing a fishing boat has stayed with the town ever since it was founded around 1875.






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