Southern California is spectacularly beautiful, and it’s home to some of the most stunning shores and charming coastal towns in the country. This is a highly sought-after region that’s a slice of paradise here on the Mainland, with cities such as Irvine, La Jolla, San Clemente, Santa Monica, and Hermosa Beach some of the most celebrated places to live and visit. But small-town charm abounds in Southern California, too, with little coastal locales that feel like a trip to the shores of Tuscany and, even better, your very own slice of paradise. Cayucos is one of these beautiful treasures to discover. Cayucos is the epitome of the Golden State’s dazzling natural beauty, and makes for an amazing and wholly memorable weekend getaway.

From the Hawaiian Island of Oahu to the coast of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, come along with OnlyInYourState as we introduce you to the best Small Town Getaways you can take this year. From nature lovers and foodies to history buffs and shopaholics, there’s something for everyone within these unforgettable, two-day itineraries curated by our local travel experts just for you.

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Have you visited this charming small town in SoCal before? Cayucos is a dream of a place that’s even more enchanting in real life. Come and let yourself be swept away in this beautiful California Coast town! If you’re planning a drive to Cayucos, make sure you use our ultimate road trip packing list to make your trip a breeze.

Looking for more impossibly charming towns in SoCal? Here are some of our favorites… we love them all!

Not Your Average Bucket List Podcast

Only In Your State’s podcast Not Your Average Bucket List takes a deep dive into Cayucos, California, and everything it has to offer. Our hosts, Marisa Roman and Sara Heddleston, discuss what their “Perfect Day” in Cayucos would consist of. Take a look at the infographic below to get your own suggestions for the perfect day exploring this small town.

To discover even more about Cayucos, California in a fun, easily-digestible manner, tune in to OnlyInYourState’s brand new podcast, Not Your Average Bucket List, where we talk all about this charming town. Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


 

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Best Beaches in Southern California

What are some of the best beaches in Southern California?

When the sun is shining brightly, there’s nothing better than a day at the beach. The next time you’re looking for a day spent on the coast, here is a helpful list to help you choose from some of the best beaches in Southern California:

  • La Jolla Cove is a magical little beach that has it all
  • San Buena Ventura State Beach is perfect for swimming, picnics, and surfing
  • It may be best to ask the locals how to navigate to Beacons Beach in Encinitas, but we promise it will be worth the trek!
  • Let the day transition to nighttime complete with bonfires at Corona Del Mar State Beach
  • There’s always something to see as you stroll along the 2.5-mile Ocean Front Walk at Venice Beach

Check out this article for more details on these and several other of the best beaches in Southern California.

What are some lesser-known beaches in Southern California?

If you’re fortunate enough to live in or travel to Southern California, chances are you’re also wanting to spend some time on the Pacific coast. While the popular beaches are fun, consider checking out these lesser-known beaches in Southern California for a relaxing day filled with sand and sun:

  • In Malibu, there’s La Piedra State Beach
  • Relax at Pirate’s Cove Beach in Newport Beach
  • Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna Beach. Here, the name doesn’t lie, but we promise it’s worth the steps!
  • You may already be familiar with this beach if you’re into surfing, but if not, check out Bluff Cove Beach in Palos Verdes Estates

For more information on these lesser-known beaches in Southern California including addresses and helpful tips, be sure to check out this article!