Our local pier, originally built in 1872, and today is still a source of a lot activity for visitors, fisherman, surfers, boaters, and those who just like to stroll along it, was closed for public safety reasons back in July of 2013.
Due to storm damage and years of no regular maintenance, most of its pilings and structure are more than 60 years old, and some estimate up to 130 years old! With hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, and an estimated 3.5 million dollars in costs, our new pier is going to have a Grand Re-Opening on October 31, 2015!
Yup on Halloween – and You’re Invited! But it won’t be scary it will be Awesome as the Cayucos Pier has been used by locals and visitors for generations. It has a rich history to our past, and has been both an iconic symbol and a huge portion of our commercial center for decades. Steamships from larger ports such as Los Angeles and San Francisco used to actually dock here 3 or 4 times a week in the old days!
Cayucos was considered the hot-bed of commercial activity of the north coast at that time because passengers used to come ashore, and local farm and ranch products such as butter, milk, fruit, vegetables, timber and other products were loaded and unloaded! Even today fisherman still catch a wide variety of fish!
If you want to be part of our local history, and be one of the first to walk along our new pier, don’t wait, book a house now to stay with us this weekend – receive a discount – and enjoy the last of the fall Cayucos beach concerts.