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We visited Morro Bay while we were staying in San Luis Obispo.

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

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  • Last visit to Morro Bay: Aug 1998
  • Intro Updated Feb 1, 2004
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  • Feb 14, 2007 at 10:27 AM

    Hi- I'm glad you liked Morro Bay. I've lived there for 20 years and love it. The photo you show is not from Morro Bay though. I would guess Cambria, another beautiful place 30 minutes north.

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2005 at 5:04 AM

    Lovely photos and information. Looks a great place to visit one day. thanks.

  • travelgirl3's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2004 at 1:39 PM

    Hi Dianne, Enjoyed your page & photos on Morrow Bay. I'm not a fan of big aquariums either, especially when they let the dolphins swim with the people.

  • mary_birt's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2002 at 2:21 PM

    Looks like a lovely place Dianne,nice pictures.
    I agree with you about animals being in their own habitat,
    Shame about the seal pup.

  • miksu's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2002 at 1:16 PM

    Great page Dianne... looks very beautiful...

  • erikute3534's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2002 at 2:21 PM

    looks great!

  • Umfufu's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2002 at 10:07 AM

    Love the aquarium too, have also a trav about it

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2002 at 10:41 AM

    Beautiful state! You`ll have to show me around sometime, Di.

  • bluedeep's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2002 at 9:16 PM

    so... you saw that rock... :D

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2001 at 1:26 PM



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