Since I owe all of you quite a few posts, I’ll just have to give you a throwback Thursday to the time Mark and I went to yet another small beach town. Cayucos is a peaceful little beach town ideal for surfing, sea glass hunting, sun bathing, and doing touristy things. It’s located in California by Morro Bay, which is also nearby San Luis Obispo. (Basically near multiple beach communities)
Early Morning Sea Glass Hunt:
Unlike the infamous Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, Cayucos’s beaches contain sparse amounts of sea glass and what you find, you can keep. That fifth grade class that I taught had the luxury of reaping some of my findings. Mark and I found enough for 30 little people!
There is a small surf shop where you can schedule surfing lessons if need be. Mark had an instructor whom he enjoyed learning from Good Clean Fun Surf and Sport. They gave me a discount on my rentals because I paid for his lesson. How awesome is that?
Shop and Dine:
Cayucos has little boutiques and antique stores that are fun to explore. Their Top Dog coffee shop is also to die for. Order their Mexican Mocha! It’s still one of the coffee shops I want to go back to. The owner roasts his coffee!
Also, don’t forget to dine at Cafe Della Via. Very affordable, high end style Italian dining. (Recommendations: bruschetta and eggplant parmesan)
Morro Bay State Park:
Cayucos is quite small; therefore, you might want to take a few minutes to drive into a desolate, but beautiful state park. There are stretches of ocean and plenty of tide pools to enjoy.
Stroll along the trail and enjoy the ocean views.
Go off trail if the tide is low enough, but be vigilant of the rising tide.
Look at this structure. I’d never come across anything like this before and have yet to see anything like it again. Erosion isn’t great for the environment, but sometimes it produces pretty amazing sights.
Stick your toes in the sand if you’re feeling up to having ice cold waves lapping against your feet as you walk along the shore. It’s a very secluded long stretch of beach and ocean. Enjoy, but be wary of flies, flies, everywhere!
If you are dying to visit a small beach town, I’d say that Cayucos is the better ‘tourist’ spot in comparison to Fort Bragg. There’s a bit more life to its town and the shops are more catered to tourists. I also enjoyed the fact that I got to go surfing, something I don’t get to do very often. The food and coffee were also spot on.
Again, I’m so sorry for all of the inconsistent posting. Life has been quite hectic, but I’m just keeping on keeping on. Besides, I can’t let life get in the way of writing new posts, right? Hope you had a totally awesome Thursday. Stay happy and healthy, y’all! Good night and sweet dreams, it’s totally past my bedtime.