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Morro BayUnited States of America

Observe the seals, gulls and falcons in this tranquil town with pristine beaches, a charming harbor and a state park.

Morro Bay is a charming coastal town centered on a harbor in an area of lush, green vegetation. Its pleasant climate and string of serene beaches make it an excellent year-round family destination. See western gulls and sea otters in this rustic marine area.

Enjoy a pleasant day at Morro Strand State Beach north of the town. Take advantage of the region’s warm summers and cool breezes by kite surfing on the ocean waves. The sand stretches for 3 miles (5 kilometers), featuring dunes, a playground and picnic tables.

Spot majestic Morro Rock at the southern point of the beach. Snap photos of the seals and rare birds nesting here. In addition to these real-life creatures, this town is also home to the fictional protagonist from the Pixar movie Finding Dory.

Much of this picturesque terrain is part of Morro Bay State Park, a protected area with a museum and a gift shop. Sail and hike around the jagged coastal area and wander through the saltwater marsh.

Find the lively Morro Marina near the town center. Imagine yourself at the helm of one of the colorful boats in the port. Have lunch at a restaurant in the elegant Marina Square complex that overlooks the bay. It contains the Gallery at Marina Square and several shops.

Walk north from Marina Square for a few minutes to reach quaint Anchor Memorial Park, commemorating sailors lost at sea. Note the three iconic chutes of the Dynegy Power Plant.

Morro Bay is 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of Los Angeles in the northwestern part of Southern California. Fly to the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport from San Francisco, Seattle and other western cities. Get around the coastal part of the city by trolley.

Visit the quiet and secluded Morro Bay to enjoy its excellent coastal views and serene lifestyle.

Top Hotels in Morro Bay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Harbor House Inn Morro Bay
Harbor House Inn Morro Bay
2 out of 5
1095 Main St, Morro Bay, CA
The price is $69 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

Located in the heart of Morro Bay, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Morro Bay Skateboard Museum and Morro Bay State Park. Morro Rock Beach and Morro Dunes ...

4.1/5Very Good! (924 reviews)

"Great hotel. Pet friendly a plus. Convenient parking."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Harbor House Inn Morro Bay
Inn At Morro Bay
Inn At Morro Bay
3.5 out of 5
60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA
The price is $129 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

Situated in Morro Bay, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Natural History and Morro Bay State Park. Montana De Oro State Park and Morro Dunes ...

3.9/5Good! (959 reviews)

"Location was great. Great views. Didn't like no microwave and no refrigerator."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Inn At Morro Bay
456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
456 Embarcadero Blvd, Morro Bay, CA
The price is $129 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Morro Dunes Natural Preserve and Morro Bay State Park. Morro Bay Skateboard Museum and Montana ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (942 reviews)

"Great location, walking distance to eateries, shops water activities."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites

Vacation Rentals in Morro Bay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Captain Java's Cottage in Morro Bay!
Captain Java's Cottage in Morro Bay!
Morro Bay, CA

Situated near the beach, this romantic cottage is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Morro Strand State Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Morro Bay State Park. Estero Bay and ...

5/5Exceptional! (94 reviews)
Perfect get-away spot.

"David & Sabine have created an absolutely perfect little get-away spot. The room is lovely with all kinds of extra touches from the decor to the goodies stocked in the refrigerator. Their home is a short walk to the beach or a longer walk into the town center of Morro Bay. The neighborhood is quiet ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Captain Java's Cottage in Morro Bay!
Gray's Inn & Gallery
Gray's Inn & Gallery
2.5 out of 5
561 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA
The price is $299 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated in Morro Bay, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Montana De Oro State Park, Morro Bay State Park, and Morro Bay Golf Course. Morro Rock and Morro ...

Gray's Inn & Gallery
"the Orchid Cottage" Pets OK!
"the Orchid Cottage" Pets OK!
Morro Bay, CA

Situated in Morro Bay, this historic cottage is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Morro Strand State Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Morro Bay State Park. Estero Bay and Morro ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)

"Super cute house in a quiet area. The beds are really comfortable and the house is cozy. It was the perfect place to stay with my family."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

"the Orchid Cottage" Pets OK!

Popular places to visit in Morro Bay

Morro Bay State Park
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Morro Bay State Park

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Morro Bay State Park, a favorite green space in San Luis Obispo. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Morro Rock
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Morro Rock

See the birds and sea lions and enjoy the spellbinding views of the ocean at this area known as the Gibraltar of the Pacific.

Morro Strand State Beach
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Morro Strand State Beach

Bring your kids to play on the swing set and marvel at the seals that gather on this scenic expanse of sand.

Morro Bay Golf Course
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Morro Bay Golf Course

Enjoy a round of golf in Morro Bay at Morro Bay Golf Course. Stroll along the seaside or discover the beautiful sunsets in this romantic area.

Morro Rock Beach
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Morro Rock Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Morro Rock Beach during your trip to Morro Bay? Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Pismo Beach Pier
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Pismo Beach Pier

Watch whales from the benches that flank this long pier offering unobstructed vistas of the ocean and the hilly environs.

Top things to do in Morro Bay

SLO to LA Pacific Coast Highway California Rt-1 Driving Tour
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SLO to LA Pacific Coast Highway California Rt-1 Driving Tour

$8
Per adult
Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)
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Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)

$40
Per adult
Beach Dune Buggy Rental
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Beach Dune Buggy Rental

$221
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
1/2 Day Paso Robles Wine Country Tour
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1/2 Day Paso Robles Wine Country Tour

$69
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour - Paso Robles
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All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour - Paso Robles

$156
Per adult
Paso Robles Wine Adventure with pickup from Cambria, CA
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Paso Robles Wine Adventure with pickup from Cambria, CA

$264
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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