Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
Yes
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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At the south end of the town of Cayucos and adjacent to Cayucos State Beach is a lovely stretch of beach locally known as the Dog Beach. Very wide and flat, this is a great place to walk or run with or without a dog. The iconic Morro Rock stands out in the distance, and the town of Cayucos is visible to the north below the soft hills that line the coast. For the hardy beach walker, it is possible to hike all the way to the town of Morro Bay and Morro Strand State Beach at it's north end, about 3 miles.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Huge space to run or walk. Not crowded.

Cons

None.

Features

Fishing
Surfing
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Nearby Adventures

Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, California
Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, California
Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, California

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