We live in a bubble of manufactured experiences. Most things are oversold and under-deliver. It’s far too easy to get caught up in modern living and forget about the humanizing power of a perfect day outdoors. However, with a simple plan and a gorgeous setting like Cayucos, it’s possible to construct a day you will never forget. Here’s your blueprint for magical coastal memories…
1) Bring Friends
Pack your best buddies and leave your worries at home. Sing along to your favorite songs and swap stories while you all cruise down Highway One. Roll the windows down and let the ocean breeze slide in as you coast into Cayucos. Pause and consider your beautifully blank canvas – you’re all here together, and it’s a gorgeous day.
2) Frolic in the Waves
Wade into the Pacific Ocean and you’ll quickly recall your favorite pastime–playing! Jump over, dive under, roll with and ride along the ideal Cayucos surf until you’re too tired to keep laughing. Remind yourself you need to do this much more often as you stride across the beach to grab a quick lunch.
3) “Treat Yo Self”
Plenty of delicious dining options hug the Cayucos coastline, so it’s easy to relax and refuel after your beach fun. You can’t go wrong with a few smoked fish tacos at Ruddell’s SmokeHouse, and Brown Butter Cookie Company will make you wish you saved more room for dessert.
4) Watch the Sunset
Despite what your TV is telling you, the greatest show on earth is and will always be a California sunset. The curve of Cayucos State Beach makes the shore feel like a grand theatre for this daily spectacle. Watching the sun sink into the horizon makes for a perfect end to the perfect day.