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Weekend heat brought many to the coast of Cayucos to cool off

Posted at 10:20 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 07:14:55-04

Crowds flocked to Central Coast beaches in search of relief from a statewide heatwave.

Music played on rooftops throughout Cayucos Sunday as people strolled around the beach town.

“Cayucos is beautiful, I love the feeling here," Pozo resident Katalina Joy said.

Joy dined at Lunada Garden Bistro in Cayucos and said despite the warm weather, eating on outdoors was pleasant with live music entertainment in the large patio area.

Music, friends, and dancing is what she says she misses the most during the pandemic.

Leslie King also traveled down the coast from Hanford with her husband Sunday to escape the heat wave.

She said she has been able to find the little things to enjoy during the pandemic.

“Especially your children and dogs love you being home, so I think it’s a good thing sometimes," King said.

One tourist said escaping the valley heat was nice, but temperatures in Cayucos were warm as well.

“Hotter than usual," said Stacey McWells, a Hanford resident. "Everybody is escaping the heat, but it’s pretty warm.”

Businesses like Brown Butter Cookie Company had lines down the street during the day and many hotels were out of vacancy during the weekend.

Cayucos Shoreline Hotel said they have been busy with guests for the past month and reservations have mostly from out-of-towners looking for a cool weekend get-a-way.