Cayucos Pier Project
Throughout the years visitors from near and far have found Cayucos while traveling Highway 1. A short stretch of this world renowned highway offers majestic views of a wooden pier, built originally in 1872 by Captain James Cass, and the town adjoining it. For Cayucos the pier is correlated to the identity of this town and its mystique. It is impossible for us to imagine the town without it, as the two go hand in hand. On an even more personal note, the structure is also the identity for On the Beach Bed and Breakfast, as we often indicate that we are located at the foot of the pier.
Time and weather are known to affect even some of the most solid elements, such as rocks. The two conditions, in addition to a lack of adequate maintenance over the last 50 to 100 years, have brought the pier to a state of deterioration deemed unsafe for foot traffic. In the last several month the pier has been closed to the halfway mark to prevent any possible injuries. However, as a state owned landmark, under the jurisdiction of the county, this historical pier is set to have the much needed reinforcement and replacement of pilings.
Rick Rengel, one of our two owners at On the Beach, is also a well-known architect in San Luis Obispo county. Rick has recently overseen the restoration project at Port San Luis, and kindly volunteered his knowledge and expertise to this project.
The community has also proved its commitment to the cause. There is a local committee in direct contact with the county that oversees all donations and causes meant to raise awareness and contributions for the pier project. The outdoor/beach concert was one of the many successful events organized by the members and supported by the community. There is talk of an annual event stemming from this fundraiser.
Please visit savecayucospier.org for more information, historical photos, and details on how to get involved.