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Morro Bay Travel Guide: 98 reviews and 258 photos
We found it to be a lovely place and although there were other tourists there it was not packed.
Morro Bay is situated about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the beautiful Pacific Ocean. It is a working fishing village, very quaint and in the evening small boats unload their catch of rock cod, salmon and shellfish for the locals to purchase. There is a population of about 10,000.
Its famous landmark is the Morro Rock which erupts out of the sea, and is one of a chain of nine volcanic peaks, between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo and are supposedly about 23 million years old! Herons and peregrine falcons nest in the crevices.
It was named by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo when he first charted these waters in the 16th Century.
Besides being a fishing village it is also a holiday resort, and has mild weather all year long.
North of the rock is Morro Strand State Beach, which is wide and sandy, and has a campsite with toilets and showers.
Tel No. for reservations is 772 7434
- Pros:A sheer delight
You can walk to the end of the embarcadero in Morro Bay into Tidelands Park, which has a grassy picnic area and... more travel advice
Morro Bay State Park is a couple of miles away from Morro Bay itself. It is a well developed park and used a lot by... more travel advice
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