Welcome to Morro Bay
Morro Bay is truly natures paradise. The bay is home to many species of birds and sea life. While strolling along the waterfront you may notice the many seals and sea otters playing in the harbor or the pelicans diving for a meal.
Morro Bay Parks, Beaches and Recreation;
Morro Bay features lagoon, beach and natural bay habitat as well as the Natural History Museum.
The bay’s most prominent landmark is Morro Rock.
The park has opportunities for sailing, fishing, hiking, and bird watching.
The park also has a colorful marina and an 18-hole public golf course.
This tourism friendly resort town is located on scenic highway one midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Visitors can enjoy mild weather and a wide range of outdoor and indoor attractions such as local state parks, Hearst Castle,
the Museum of Natural History and Morro Bay Aquarium.
- Morro Bay State Park - Park, golf course, lagoon and museum
- Montana de Oro State Park - Coastline preserve, beaches, hiking trails, and spring wildflowers
- Morro Rock - Gibraltar of the Pacific - Rises 576 feet out of Morro Bay
- Heron Rookery
- El Moro Elfin Forest
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
- Morro Strand State Beach
- Los Osos State Reserve
- San Simeon State Park - Scenic coastal bluff trails
Travel along the famous Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Barbara to Monterey Bay and you will find many secluded hideaways with very romantic settings.
Los Osos Oaks SNR
State Nature Reserve
This Reserve features ancient sand dunes covered with centuries-old coast live oak trees. Some fine hiking trails traverse this reserve and
allow visitors to observe native american settlements and local wildlife.
Montana de Oro State Park
A prominent landmark located on the coastline just south of Morro Bay California.
It features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak.
Being one of the larger California State Parks it gets nearly one million visitors annually.
Morro Bay California
Guests can spend the day at the Museum of Natural History, the Morro Bay State Park or the Morro Bay Aquarium.
Enjoy an array of outdoor activities nearby including golfing, fishing, kayaking and sailing. Take a 12 mile day trip to coastal Cambria and
explore Hearst Castle or enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting. Other nearby attractions includes Morro Rock and Mantana De Oro State Park.
San Simeon California
While tourism lodging dominates this coastal strip town, San Simeon has many fine restaurants, gift shops, and miles of raw unspoiled beaches.
Recreational resources include famous Pico Creek surf spot, ocean fishing, arrow head hunting and of course beach walking.
Somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is what some people call the last of the California beach towns.
Cayucos California is a laidback town positioned on the Highway One just north of Morro Bay.
Relax with the Pacific Ocean on the west and rolling hillsides of open ranchland to the east.
Beside the array of outdoor activities such as golfing, fishing, kayaking and sailing watch for
some of the many events taking place in Morro Bay throughout the year including the Kite Festival, antique car shows and the Harbor Festival.
Morro Bay Aquarium
595 Embarcadero Morro Bay, CA 93442; 805-772-7647;
Showcase for exhibits of local marine life such as sea lions, fish, sharks, octopus, eels, abalone, horseshoe crabs, sea anemones and more.
This facility also rescues distressed sea mammals and engages in oceanographic research projects.
Morro Bay Natural History Museum
California State Parks
20 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442; 805-772-2694;
Interactive displays focus on the ecology of the Morro Bay estuary, including building a sand dune, operating the hydrologic cycle and creating food chains.
The museum was built in 1962 on a hill overlooking the Morro Bay estuary.
Fine Restaurants on the Morro Bay Waterfront - Romantic Settings
where you can watch harbor seals, sea otters and pelicans play in the water below, amid the backdrop of Morro Bay's working waterfront.
Watch for local festivals and bayside parks and attractions. Most restaurants are just a short walk to the big rock or local beachfront.
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Local Adventure Opportunities:
Giovannis Fish Market
Bonnie Marietta - Ocean Charter / Fresh Fish Market - 38-foot fully equipped fishing and research support vessel, available for daily, weekly and monthly charters.
Morro Bay Tradewinds Motel
Best Western Vacation Resort
Location: Market Ave - Near Harborfront
AAA 3-Diamond hotel where guests can enjoy warm and friendly atmosphere.
The Best Western Tradewinds in Morro Bay, California offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Morro Rock from the hotel sundeck and spa.
Morro Bay Accommodations:
Ascot Suites - Luxury Suites
El Rancho - Best Western
San Marcos Inn - Best Western
Tradewinds Motel - Best Western
Embarcadero Inn - Waterfront
Pacific Shores Inn
Sunset Inn - Travelodge
Twin Dolphin Inn
Bay View Inn -
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Local Adventure Opportunities:
Old Morro Bay - History Site
Pacific Dunes Ranch - Oceano RV Resort - Motorhome camping and riding stables nestled among the scenic dunes of the beautiful Oceano Preserve oceanfront.
Morro Bay Realty Brokers
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Morro Bay Marina - Waterfront Homes
Morro Bay Vacation Real Estate -
Coldwell Banker Liberty - San Luis Obispo Homes
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