On The Beach Bed and Breakfast

181 N. Ocean Ave , Cayucos, CA 93430 USA (Show map)


On The Beach Bed and Breakfast is located at the foot of the pier in the charming coastal Californian town of Cayucos. This is a luxury, beach casual hotel offering gourmet breakfasts and evening appetizers. The sand is at your backdoor, the surf will lull you to sleep and the views of the pier, beach, ocean and sunsets will take your breath away. Oversized rooms with rich, luxurious appointments of hand-crafted woods, local artwork and beautiful fabrics are set in the relaxing beachfront environment in one of the last funky and unspoiled beach towns left in California. Beyond run-of the mill bed and breakfast, your stay includes a full, hot gourmet breakfast, our Evening Gathering features a different local award winning winery each month along with beer, beverages and fabulous appetizers. Enjoy in our cozy lobby, on our spa deck or your private balcony.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great Getaway

5 on May 03, 2016

Perfect hotel that combines the charm of a traditional bed and breakfast with the luxuries and amenities of larger properties. Mere steps from the sand, with spectacular sunsets over the historic Cayucos Pier and amazing food and wine. Spent a two night weekend in the winter and we could not have been more pleased. Excellent staff and spreads for breakfast, social hour and dessert. We will definitely return.

Perfect Anniversary Weekend

5 on April 22, 2015

On the Beach was simply delightful! From the moment we arrived - offered wine and yummy appetizers, to the champagne in our room for our anniversary celebration... the service was friendly and thoughtful. The quality of linens, amenities, etc were fantastic. The homemade breakfasts in the morning were outstanding... quiche, Italian-style breakfast casserole, buttermilk pancakes with maple butter... Thanks, OTB...you have a remarkable place!

Girls Get AWAY

5 on May 07, 2013

Busy nurses needed time off and it was just Great!!! The room was spectacular so close to the beach. The breakfast was amazing!!! The staff are so polite and welcoming. The only regret was that we couldn't stay longer...:(

A wonderful three days

5 on April 28, 2013

My wife and I just finished a wonderful three night stay at On the Beach. This was our second visit. Our huge room was on the second floor, facing the ocean and Cayucos pier. The view was stunning! The staff at this establishment is tops. The breakfasts and evening wine events were exceptional. The staff even gave us some of their recipes. We will visit again!!!

Superb location and experience

5 on May 20, 2012

The room allowed us access to the beauty and sound of the waves with a glowing fireplace. The bed was comfortable and the room was large with many amenities. The snacks and breakfast were beyond delight. The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly.

Wonderful three night stay

5 on December 10, 2011

My wife and I had a wonderful three night stay at this establishment. Every morning, there was a hot gourmet breakfast and every evening there was a wine tasting. The staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. The rooms are very large and comfortable. We roamed the antique stores of Cayucos in the day and ate at some nice restaurants at night. This was truly a laid-back, very "zen," stay that we will surely repeat in the future.

Wonderful Getaway

4.6 on September 15, 2011

We returned for the second time after a wonderful time last year. Happy to say they stepped it up another notch! The attention given to a dietary request (mentioned only once at check in) made this anniversary getaway top notch. We loved our balcony, view and the large room.


4.8 on August 12, 2011

I would DEFINATELY return. Rooms were so clean and spaceous. The beds were comfortable. The jucuzzi tub was a real treat too! Loved everything about the experience while staying here. Just wish I could've stayed longer....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

Our 30th Wedding Anniv on the beach

4.6 on August 04, 2011

Very well run establishment. Employees very friendly and helpful. Room we stayed in (202) was spectacular. We dined and drank on our private balcony while watching the ocean and taking in the quaint atmosphere. Very good dining within walking distance too with a nice range of prices. We will be back!

Loved this place!!

4.8 on January 19, 2011

We stayed for 4 days and I did not want to check out. The staff was friendly, full of suggestions and available if we had questions. The wine hour was a great way to meet other guests and the breakfast was good for a quick bite as that is all the time we had. The rooms were so spacious and that is very unusual! My husband is in a wheelchair and we are used to moving furniture around in standard hotels so he can get to the bed, but he could have spun in circles and then some in this room. So great! The first night we watched the sun go down from the spa deck and enjoyed a cocktail and the view. Parking was also very easy and the entire property was wheelchair friendly, not once did we feel restricted in any way. we will stay there again and again and again!!

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Rooms & Rates



  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Cayucos Pier , Downtown, Oceanview, Small town, Wine country


San Luis Obispo (SBP) 22 miles

Directions to property:

From San Luis Obispo take Highway 1 North to Cayucos Drive Make a left at Cayucos Drive and follow the road to the property, right before Cayucos Pier.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, kayaking, surfing, boogie boarding, boating, wine tasting, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , roof top deck with jacuzzi & full ocean view, elevator, underground parking garage

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, wine tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holiday weekends require at least a 2 day minimum stay.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required on all holidays-first night.
  • Cancellations: If canceled less than 72 hours of arrival, we do charge for one day.
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Richard Shannon

Languages spoken

Romanian, English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Relaxing on the beach!
Wine tasting in paso robles and cambria
Hiking at harmony headlands state park
Touring Hearst Castle/ watching the sea lions in San Simeon

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  • Time Served: 8am to 11 am
  • Serving Location: take breakfast to rooms or on balconies, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

We can accommodate for most diet restrictions with at least 24 hours notice

Signature Dish

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Creme Brulee' French Toast


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