Morro Bay, CA

Travel Guide
Morro Bay

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.

Harbor House Inn Morro Bay
Harbor House Inn Morro Bay
2 out of 5
1095 Main St, Morro Bay, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in the heart of Morro Bay, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Giant Chessboard and Morro Bay Skateboard Museum. Morro Rock Beach and Morro ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,025 reviews)
"Nice little hotel. Neighborhood isn't pretty but the hotel is in walking distance to dining and shopping."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Harbor House Inn Morro Bay
456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
456 Embarcadero Blvd, Morro Bay, CA
The price is $146 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (959 reviews)
"I wish the spa had been operational. It's been closed for covid, but I think something could have been worked out, like guests scheduling a time to be in it with out other guests"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
The Landing at Morro Bay
The Landing at Morro Bay
2 out of 5
780 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA
The price is $129 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated near the bay, this hotel is steps from The Giant Chessboard and Morro Bay Skateboard Museum. Morro Dunes Natural Preserve and Montana De Oro State Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (650 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

The Landing at Morro Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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 11 to Oct 11
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 ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Loved it"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2021

Gray's Inn & Gallery
2 Bdrm w/ Yard - Perfect Location Above the Embarcadero
2 Bdrm w/ Yard - Perfect Location Above the Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA
Situated in Morro Bay, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Morro Bay Skateboard Museum and Morro Bay State Park. The Giant Chessboard and Morro Dunes ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (28 reviews)
Summer Solstice
"Driving over the hill from Astacadero the fog was off the coast ad Saturday stayed mostly overcast. Not cold, but grey skies abounded. Saw lots of tourist but with the pandemic the mood was rather subdued. Glad to have my own little backyard to hang out in. Did take a ride up tp Cayucaus and Cambria ..."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

2 Bdrm w/ Yard - Perfect Location Above the Embarcadero
Hilltop Designer - 2 Br Home
Hilltop Designer - 2 Br Home
4 out of 5
2660 Nutmeg Ave, Morro Bay, CA
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Estero Bay and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Morro Bay State Park. Morro Strand State Beach and Morro ...
Hilltop Designer - 2 Br Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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