Cayucos Beach is known for its fishing pier, beautiful beach and historical buildings. Many of the buildings left over from the prospering old town still stand as a variety of shops such as restaurants, antique stores, and specialty items. The sandy beach offers mild weather, watersports such as surfing and swimming, and tide pooling. Lifeguards are on duty during peak summer months.
The beach also has a couple picnic tables, play equipment, restrooms, and outside showers. The pier is lit for night fishing which does not require a fishing license while on the pier.